Industrial Medicine and Worker’s Compensation

Our Worker’s Compensation department at Bluegrass Orthopaedics assists patients in management of work injuries.

The Bluegrass Orthopaedics Work Comp Department is designed to assist in management of work injuries. Working as a team, our physicians, rehabilitation professionals and workers comp liaisons focus on recovery and returning to work. We utilize integrated evidence-based protocols that have been demonstrated to reduce lost time, employee morbidity and disability.

We understand that the injured worker’s rehabilitation process is unique and as such, we treat work-related injuries and provide industrial consulting and injury prevention services for our patients. Our specially trained therapists deliver care with a patient-centered approach and focus on goal-oriented treatment programs.

Here at Bluegrass Orthopaedics, our mission is to return the injured worker back to his/her job as efficiently and safely as possible. That’s why we customize care to match the specific needs of the patient. We have a commitment to maintain open communication and to ensure all parties are properly informed throughout the rehabilitation process.

Our Services Include:

Preventative Services

  • ADA Compliant Customized Pre-employment Screening
  • Ergonomic Job Site Evaluation
  • Development of Job Specific Exercise Programs
  • Injury Prevention Employee Education

Post Injury Services

  • Prompt evaluation and diagnosis
  • Timely diagnostic testing: X Ray, MRI, EMG/NCVS
  • Skilled Surgical Intervention
  • ESI (Epidural Steroid Injection)
  • IME (Independent Medical Exam) Second Opinion
  • Permanent Partial Impairment Ratings (PPI)
  • Post-Injury Rehabilitation
  • FCE (Functional Capacity Evaluations)
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening

Work Comp Liaisons can be reached at:

  • Phone: 859-263-5140
  • Fax : 859-514-0268
  • Connie Blair-Waters
  • WC Coordinator
  • Email:
  • Direct line: 859-422-4571
  • Fax: 859-514-0268