Health Care Worker Injuries
We work to defend the health care workers of New York City. The medical field exposes workers to various diseases every day. In fact, the center of disease control has stated the medical workers are more likely to get a non-fatal illness or disease than other occupations. The number of healthcare professionals in New York City is staggering. We have more than 8.5 million people here in New York and someone has to care for them when they are injured or sick. Health care workers put their lives on the line every day to help those people.
With over 100 years of combined experience, we fight for those health care workers that have found themselves in need of help. If you have been diagnosed with an occupational disease or suffered an injury because of your work, you may be entitled to compensation.
Common scenarios we see in the healthcare industry.
When medical professionals enter the workplace, they take on a tremendous amount of risk. Some common issues we have seen in the past are:
- Stress-related illness or injury
- Lacerations and puncture wounds from surgical tools and needles.
- Injuries caused by violent patients
- Back and lower body injuries from walking and standing for long periods of time.
- Illness from exposure to harmful chemicals and drugs.
Doctors, EMTs, nurses, and other medical professionals take on these risks every day to help people that need it.
What should you do if you are injured at work?
You first should seek proper medical attention. Do not downplay your injury as this could lead to issues further down the road on your workers’ compensation claim.
You need to alert the supervisor of your injury within 30 days of the injury. The sooner the better. If you wait until later, you could lose your eligibility to even file a claim.
Let us protect your health.
Oftentimes health care workers are so busy caring for other people that they put their own health on the back burner. However, you need to stand up for yourself at this time. Workers’ Compensation will try to downplay your injury or disease. They are great at giving you simply enough to get you to go away. However, we know what you deserve based on your case and can help you get what you deserve.
We understand that the timing of some injuries is not always at a convenient time. Many clients just want to get on with life and be compensated for their time lost at work and the medical bills. However, they are having trouble getting this compensation from their workman’s’ comp claim. It is very easy for your claim to be denied if you don’t have legal representation.
Our office prides itself on helping all English, Spanish, Russian, and Polish-speaking people. We understand the diversity of the city and want to be of assistance to as many as possible. If you have found yourself injured or having an occupational disease, there is hope. Call today and let’s set up your no-fee, no-obligation meeting, and see what we can do for you. Call 917-882-6213 now.