The irony of those who provide caretaking services is that they are at high risk for sustaining on-the-job injuries while working to maintain the health of their patients.
When caretakers are injured or contract a serious illness while performing their job duties, it is important that they receive the workers’ compensation benefits to which they are entitled.
Injuries Suffered by Health Care Workers
People who work in the health care field are exposed to all types of risks that can lead to serious injury or occupational diseases, including:
- Physical abuse by the hands of a patient
- Exposure to communicable or infectious diseases
- Repetitive motion and strain injuries
- Back, knee, and shoulder injuries
- Injuries from medical equipment
Workers’ compensation benefits should be available anytime a caretaker is injured while performing job-related duties. Our lawyers can help with the initial claims process and appeal any denied claims.
It is important to maintain documentation of all expenses related to your injury to ensure that you receive the full and fair compensation you deserve.
Contact Us for Help with Your Workers’ Comp Claim
If you work in the healthcare field and have suffered an on-the-job injury, seek qualified legal counsel as soon as possible. To schedule a free consultation with our workers’ comp lawyer, call us at (213) 277-7444. You may also contact us online and we will return your message promptly.