Workers Compensation

Injured at work? We can help! At Northern Arizona Orthopaedics, we have a team of dedicated individuals ready to work with you or your employer to ensure you get the best orthopaedic care and treatment, so you can return to work quickly.

Our Workers’ Compensation program is designed to meet your needs and give you the highest level of quality care, based on your specific line of work. Our goal is to make the process as smooth as possible and communicate back with your employer during every step of the way. Properly filled out paperwork, timely follow-through and good communication are important, but your orthopaedic care and returning you to a functional, pain-free and active routine are key to your success.

I was injured on the job, now what?

  1. REPORT: Immediately following your work injury, you must report it to your employer and/or case manager. They will start an Accident Report Claim for you. Bring that Accident Report Claim with you to the Summit Center when you check in at your first appointment.
  2. INFORM: As soon as you register, inform us that you have a work-related injury. If you do not inform us of this, it will cause delays and other problems involved with processing your paperwork. Provide us with your completed Accident Report Claim, which your employer will provide you (your injury needs to be reported to your employer, first). Your report/claim must include:
    • Your employer’s insurance information
    • The date of your injury
    • A claim number – your employer can help you with this step (not necessary in urgent injury cases)
    • Also, please bring a job description (not necessary in urgent injury cases) of your current position. This will help your care team better understand your injury when they complete your Work Status report.
  3. PARTICIPATE: We want you to be an active participant in your care and treatment plan. Ask questions, learn, share in the decision making. Have a conversation with your medical care team. Read each of the documents we provide you, and most of all, do what we ask you to do for your care. Help us help you regain your previous activity level and return to work.

To make an appointment with one of our specialists, call 928-226-2900 or click HERE. If you would rather receive first-come-first-served walk in care, you can visit URGENT ORTHO, located on the first floor of the Summit Center building.

**NOTE: At this time, we do not accept out-of-state workers compensation cases.

For Employers

Workers Compensation Services

Northern Arizona Orthopaedics recognizes healthy employees and a full workforce are essential to your business. All patients deserve fast, accurate, effective diagnosis and treatment for their injuries — as do the companies they work for. We provide the highest quality of care resulting in better value for all payers.

  • Fast turnaround of dictation and work status reports
  • Smooth management of cases
  • Strict adherence to the State of Arizona workers’ comp guidelines
  • Convenient Urgent Ortho walk-in clinic (Flagstaff only)
  • Clear communication between patient, employer and provider
  • Care for back and neck injuries
  • Care for muscle, bone and joint injuries
  • Specialized providers trained in occupational medicine
  • Appropriate modified duty programs
  • Exercise-based physical therapy serviced by DeRosa Physical Therapy inside the Summit Center

Referral Scheduling: 928-226-2916
Referral Fax: 928-226-3070

Download a Referral Form (print / fill out / fax in)

Find a Physician based on specialty

Urgent Ortho clinic for new injuries. No appointments, walk-in only.
Urgent Ortho is NOT a credentialed "Urgent Care Center" – it is a licensed orthopaedic clinic.

Your employee was injured on the job, now what?

  1. REPORT: Immediately following the work injury, the employee must report it to you (case manager or employer HR dept). You will start an Accident Report Claim. The injured worker should bring that Accident Report Claim with them to the Summit Center when they check in at their appointment.
  2. INFORM: As soon as the patient registers their information with NAO, they need to inform us of their work-related injury. They will need to provide us with their completed Accident Report Claim, which will need to be reported to you, as the employer, first. This report/claim must include:
    • The employer’s insurance information
    • The date of injury
    • A claim number (not necessary in urgent injury cases)
    • Also, the patient needs to bring a job description (not necessary in urgent injury cases) of their current position. This will help the care team better understand your injury when they complete your Work Status report.

**NOTE: At this time, we do not accept out-of-state workers compensation cases.


Request an appointment online or call 928.226.2900



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