Benefits For Injured Health Care Workers
Nurses, nursing assistants and other health care workers have physically demanding jobs. Workplace hazards in hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities can result in serious injuries, including injuries to the head, neck, back, shoulders, hips, knees and feet.
At the Katzakian Law P.C., in San Jose, we understand the hardships facing injured nurses, nursing assistants, physicians health care workers and others in high-risk occupations. We are proven advocates for injured medical professionals across California.
Injuries Sustained While Lifting Patients
When a single nurse or nursing assistant is tasked with lifting and moving a large patient, it is no surprise when that worker suffers a serious back injury. Unfortunately, hospitals, nursing homes and other employers are reluctant to pay workers’ compensation benefits when an accident does occur.
How Can I Protect My Right To Workers’ Comp After A Nursing Injury?
Many injured workers try to work through a shift even after the initial injury. Even if your shift just started or the hospital is understaffed, you need to stop working immediately after an accident injury. Working through the pain can give insurance providers room to challenge evidence of your injury.
Also be sure to be detailed in documenting the circumstances surrounding your injury. Report the injury immediately to your supervisor. Take account of what you were doing when the injury occurred. Make note of the staffing support you had (or did not have) when the injury took place. Get immediate medical attention as needed and keep a record of any witnesses who can verify what transpired.
Contact An Experienced Health Care Workers’ Comp Lawyer
If you are a medical professional and have suffered any type of injury, including a serious back injury or shoulder injury sustained while lifting a patient, we are here for you. Our law firm is on the side of injured health care workers and can help protect their rights throughout the workers’ compensation process.
We can represent you in all aspects of your claim or appeal. To arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced health care workers’ compensation attorney, call us at 888-724-4138 or contact us online for a free initial consultation. We handle cases in San Jose, San Luis Obispo, Santa Clara County and throughout California.