Worker’s Compensation

At The Chicago Institute for Hand Surgery & Rehabilitation, we emphasize a comprehensive team approach to the treatment of all work-related hand injuries. Acute trauma such as fingertip injuries, flexor and extensor tendon lacerations, fractures of the bones, nerve problems as well as more complex industrial, agricultural and power tool accidents are treated emergently at the time of injury or urgently usually within 24 hours depending on the nature of the injury. Emergency surgery is provided for the most severe work-related injuries. Chronic and repeated stress injuries are evaluated and treated non-surgically or surgically at our state-of-the-art facilities. Among these conditions are carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren’s Disease, De Quervain’s Syndrome, burn wounds, scarring, contractures, tendonitis and trigger finger.

Dr. Norman Weinzweig is one of the leading providers for hand services among City of Chicago workers including policemen and firefighters, industrial and agricultural workers, airport personnel, construction workers, steel workers, machinists, chefs, butchers, and all other types of workers. Dr. Norman Weinzweig is widely recognized by his peers and by his patients for a truly outstanding and consistent track record widely over the past 25 years for restoring these workers to excellent health and function.

Comprehensive treatment is facilitated by occupational therapy services provided at our offices at The Chicago Institute for Hand Surgery & Rehabilitation by very experienced occupational therapists, including Certified Hand Therapists (CHT’s), in a truly professional pleasant and conducive atmosphere.  Patients are expeditiously scheduled for office appointments with Dr. Norman Weinzweig or an occupational therapist. Independent Medical Evaluations (IME’s) or Second Opinions are conveniently scheduled, usually within 48-72 hours. Referrals are made, as needed, for Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE’s) or Work Conditioning Programs. All diagnostic tests and authorization for procedures will be arranged by our office staff. Employer work status forms are completed at the office visit and faxed to the employer and nurse case manager that same day.

Appointments for doctor visits, occupational therapy services, IME’s and Second Opinions can be expeditiously scheduled by calling Beverly or Jasmin, our Spanish-speaking receptionist, at (773) 348-1300.