Hospitals, clinics and other medical health
facilities are places of recovery from disease and injury, but for
hospital workers, nursing staff and other medical professionals, they can
be places where accidents happen that lead to serious injuries. When these
accidents occur, hospital workers may be eligible to receive workers’
compensation benefits that will help them pay for medical treatment and
assist them in the recovery process. At the
Barnett Law Firm attorney Hank
Barnett represents hospital workers, including nurses, doctors, nursing
assistants and other staff, in workers’ compensation claims and appeals.
Obtaining workers’ compensation benefits for workers in this industry can
be complex, and an experienced nursing injuries lawyer can help make sense
of the laws and regulations in workers’ compensation.
In addition to hospital workers, we also
represent workers from assisted living facilities, nursing homes and other
elder care facilities, as well as home health care aides.
Occupational Disease and Hospital Workers’
Nursing assistants, aides and other staff
are frequently at risk for injuries in health care facilities, due to the
physical and intense nature of their jobs.
Hospital workers are also at a higher risk of
contracting occupational diseases, since they are around illness and
disease on a frequent basis, despite safety measures that are supposed to
protect workers. These occupational diseases can range in type and
severity, but most will have adverse effects for those who have been
exposed and may limit those workers’ ability to perform their regular job
Recognizing occupational disease and proving
that it was contracted on the job, thus qualifying the infected
individuals for workers’ compensation benefits, can be complex, but an
experienced advocate can improve the chances of obtaining the necessary
compensation for medical treatment and other expenses.
After you have suffered an injury in a
hospital or other medical facility, it is important for you to understand
your rights to workers’ compensation and the application and appeals