Unfortunately, many of these injuries can negatively impact a worker’s ability to perform their job.
When a worker becomes injured, he or she may need to take time off from work in order to fully recover from an injury. This often results in a significant loss of income for an extended period of time. In addition to lost income, injured workers often incur expensive medical bills associated with their injury.
Healthcare workers injured in the course of work are entitled to seek workers’ compensation to help pay for a medical bills and a portion of lost income during recovery.
However, many injured workers in New York are unable to obtain the workers’ compensation that they need due to several reasons including a complicated application process. Understanding workers’ compensation in the healthcare industry is important if you have suffered an injury and need help paying for injury-related expenses.
Healthcare Workers: Dangers On The Job
Doctors, nurses and hospital staff are just a few types of workers in the healthcare industry.
These hard working individuals can be involved in a variety of different types of workplace accidents while working which can lead to injury or even death.
According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the five most common types of accidents in hospitals are:
- Overexertion / bodily reaction (lifting, bending, repetitive motion)
- Slips, Trips & Falls
- Contact With Objects
- Exposure to Substances
These accidents can result in a variety of injuries including broken bones, head injuries, sprains and other serious injury. Additionally, healthcare workers are often exposed to contagious diseases and illnesses which can be contracted while in the course of work.
Finding Help After A Workplace Accident
An work-related injury can have lasting impacts on a worker’s ability to perform work and earn wages. On top of these pressures, injured workers are often faced with costly medical expenses to pay for prescriptions, tests and other costs associated with injury.
While workers’ compensation is designed to help injured workers by providing cash benefit, many injured workers do not seek legal help and are not able to obtain any of the compensation which they may be entitled to.
An experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help maximize one’s chances of obtaining workers’ compensation after an injury on the job. In fact, research shows that hiring a workers’ compensation lawyer can significantly help improve one’s chances of winning a claim.
Contact The Disability Guys In New York
If you’ve been injured at work you may be eligible to financial support through workers’ compensation, Social Security disability benefits or another form of compensation. However, obtaining these benefits can be difficult for injured workers as initial applications are often denied.
The Disability Guys have been helping injured workers in the healthcare industry for decades. We have the experience required to win these claims.
Contact us today for a free consultation. You can call us at (866) 205-2415 or contact us online.