Workers Compensation

Hecht_453772485 copyDr. Joseph Hecht is an expert in work-related injuries and the orthopedic procedures available to reduce the rehabilitation duration and costs associated with time lost from work due to on-the-job injuries.  He recognizes the key to cost management is getting the diagnosis right the first time and providing advanced surgical options which effectively lead to recovery.

Dr. Hecht’s expertise includes careful evaluation of injury causation, diagnostic testing, including on-site digital radiography, MRI and physical therapy/work conditioning and therefore providing the latest in cost-effective treatment options.

Commitment to both Patients & the Work-related Injury Community

Dr. Hecht and his team of physician extenders work to help alleviate the expense of an on-site injury, including providing companies with accurate, timely diagnoses and treatment plans that enable employees to get back to work as quickly as possible.  he values the concept that patients in their early recovery phase from injury are almost always capable of working with restrictions that match their progress in the return from injury.  Dr. Hecht treatment plans offer progressive advancement of the patient’s work restrictions until they are able to return to work without any restrictions, which often correlates with the point the patient has achieved maximum medical improvement (MMI).

Adjusters and nurse case managers representing these clients can count on Dr. Hecht and the team at OSNI to share knowledge promptly with detailed timely reports in a spirit of cooperation to provide top quality care for our patients while also managing the potentially staggering expenses of work-related injuries.

Nurse case managers are provided with workspace and Internet Wi-Fi access so that they can prepare their workday in a comfortable environment while attending their patient’s doctor visit.

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  • Digital X-Ray and MRI on-site
  • Physical therapy & rehabilitation programs on-site
  • Work Conditioning on-site
  • Return-to-work programs

Extensive Knowledge of Workers’ Compensation Laws

Dr. Hecht and his team of professionals at OSNI have extensive, up-to-date knowledge of workers’ compensation laws, a major factor in the battle to manage healthcare costs to benefit employer and patients.  Our onsite Workers’ Comp professionals are dedicated to assist in the management and facilitation of any injured worker case.

Fairness is the prerequisite of any decision determining whether the examinee has reached maximum medical improvement, what abilities remain, and if any permanent impairment exists.  Dr. Hecht uses the latest, 6th edition of the AMA Guidelines for Permanent partial Impairment (PPI) when ratings are required.

All parties involved deserve respect and equal attention.

If you every have any questions regarding your worker compensation case, please feel free to reach to one of our dedicated Workman’s Comp team members:

If you ever have any questions regarding your worker compensation case, please feel free to reach out to one of our dedicated team members and email your inquiry to:


Why Dr. Joseph Hecht?

Dr. Hecht is board certified in orthopedic surgery, providing expert knowledge and expertise in the area of work-related injuries.  As one of the top Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Hecht brings years of valuable experience to every work-related injury assessment.