Healthcare Workers & Injury Claims
Legal Representation for Injured Healthcare Workers in Santa Ana
A healthcare worker is anyone employed in a capacity that benefits the health or wellbeing of others. From a surgeon in a hospital to a nurse in an assisted living facility to a psychologist with a private office, the number of occupations that count as healthcare workers are as varied as the potential dangers such workers face each day. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a healthcare worker in most any field can encounter day-to-day hazards spanning from chemical dangers to sharp objects.
If you get seriously injured while performing your job-related duties as a healthcare worker, you deserve to have your welfare cared for, just as you have done for your patients. To make certain you get the workers’ compensation you need to make ends meet while you recover from your injury or illness, call (714) 909-2609 and connect with Ufkes & Bright. For more than 50 combined years of legal experience, our Santa Ana workers’ comp lawyers have been there to guide hardworking individuals like yourself get fair workers’ compensation benefits.
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Potential Healthcare Worker Injuries
People working in the healthcare industry have a multitude of responsibilities. Some must carry heavy amounts of weight around, such as assisted living nurses who may need to physically carry an elderly or disabled patient in and out of bed, or lug around a wheelchair. Other healthcare workers may need to work directly with dangerous substances that could cause side effects due to exposure. Regardless of the injury or illness suffered, if it is experienced while completing work-related tasks, the healthcare worker should be given workers’ compensation.
Injuries commonly suffered by healthcare workers due to their employment include:
- Back injuries: Most healthcare workers will stay on their feet for long periods of time, or remain seated for most of the day if they have a desk position. In either situation, the result can be serious back injuries, such as chronic pain.
- Stress and anxiety: Knowing that you have the responsibility of someone else’s health in your hands can be quite stressful. Healthcare workers may be prone to anxiety and other mental health concerns, which could lead to work-related debilitations.
- Contracted illnesses: The healthcare industry regularly exposes its workers to illnesses and chemical hazards. Sometimes it can feel impossible to prevent employees from catching a disease circulating among patients, but this is not an excuse for denying a workers’ compensation claim resulting from an illness.
Manage Your Claim with Ease – Call (714) 909-2609
As a healthcare worker who suffered an injury on-the-job or in the capacity of completing your job duties, you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Your employer or their insurance company may be unhelpful in pursuing your compensation, though. Some even resort to dishonesty and try to convince injured workers from seeking any benefits at all.
To avoid unneeded complications, talk to our Santa Ana workers’ compensation attorneys today. We can assist with initial filings, responses to insurance company inquiries, and even appeals if your claim is wrongfully denied or delayed. You can count on us to be your legal and moral support, no matter the road ahead.
For a free case evaluation, fill out an online contact form today.
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