Workers’ Compensation & You

Work-related conditions and injuries happen every day in the U.S. When you are injured on the job, you want nothing more than to get out of pain and back to work as soon as possible so you can continue to provide for your family.

Back and neck injuries account for one in five workplace injuries that result in days lost from work. Our team understands the financial impact that spinal injuries can have for injured workers and their families. When injuries at work happen, time is of the essence. Every day of missed work increases an employee’s disability, worry and stress.

Helping Work-Injured People From Many Industries

We often see patients who work in coal mines, on barges, in manufacturing, construction trades, wholesale distribution and retail industries. We help people who perform physical labor and people who sit at desks and work at computers. Dr. Hayward frequently evaluates conditions such as disc herniations, compression fractures, traumatic spondylolisthesis, carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar nerve entrapment. He has assembled a team of experts in industrial injury solutions who are dedicated to providing a level of care unparalleled in the region. This team is not only concerned about providing surgical solutions for injured workers but also about preventing future injuries.

Dr. Hayward’s Expertise Is In Conservative & Minimally Invasive Treatments

Dr. Hayward and his team understand the impact of lost workdays on you and your family. They strive to provide clear and meaningful strategies to get you back to work and to minimize the impact of lost time. Every member of Dr. Hayward’s team is well-versed in the physical demands of labor. They understand what it takes to return you to work safely and effectively.

Our years of experience with Workers’ Compensation cases mean we maintain high levels of communication with referring physicians, employers, attorneys and insurance companies. We talk to employers to learn what patients require for return to work. We’re fast and efficient with claims. And we’re known for giving every patient the most personalized, compassionate and effective care.

A work injury should be treated as soon as possible. For more information about or help with a Workers’ Compensation claim, call Heartland Spine Institute at 877.331.5763. For your convenience, you can use our online Appointment Request form.

What people say about us?

I had a spinal decompression done at three levels. Although all pain is not gone, the surgery did exactly what Dr. Hayward had hoped it would. What impressed me most about Dr. Hayward was his willingness to have me get a second opinion. He did not want me going into surgery without hearing what someone else thought. He even went as far to tell me that just because he was the first neurosurgeon that I had seen, he expected me go where I felt most comfortable if I did have surgery.

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304 South Mount Auburn Road,
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
620 Maple Valley Drive,
Farmington, Mo 63640
310 W Plaza Drive,
Carterville, IL 62918
10435 Clayton Rd. Suite 120
Saint Louis, Mo 63131
135 Plaza Dr.
Sikeston, MO 63801
4700 Memorial Drive, Suite 220
Belleville IL, 62226

Dr. Franklin Hayward at Heartland Spine Institute provides compassionate care to people of all walks of life. He provides nonsurgical and surgical spine care to people suffering from debilitating back, neck and spine problems, carpel tunnel syndrome and work related injuries . Patients travel up to 3 hours to see him in the Heartland; from Southern Illinois, Northeast and Northwest Kentucky, Southwest Indiana and across Missouri.

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