Hospital Worker Injury & Illness
Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Oakland
healthcare specialists, and any other hospital staff member can be subjected to a workplace hazard
not seen in many other professions: pervading and dangerous illnesses.
Hospital management must be careful to supply all hospital workers with
appropriate training and precautionary tools to avoid infection and the
spreading of disease. Otherwise, any worker in the hospital – from
a surgeon to a clerk to a janitor – is put in unfair risk and may fall ill.
If you work at a hospital and were injured or stricken ill, you should
consider filing for workers’ compensation to make up for any time
you needed to take off work to recover. Our Oakland workers’ compensation
lawyers at Pacific Workers’ Compensation Law Center are here to
make this process easy for you by providing trusted legal counsel and
guidance. If you did file a claim but got denied, we are also primed to
fight for your rights through an appeal.
Talk to our team today by calling 888.740.6434 and asking for a free consultation.
Proving Your Illness Came from Your Workplace
Workers’ compensation claims filed due to a workplace injury may
sometimes be straightforward when it comes to proving that the injury
happened at work, as eyewitnesses or security footage can witness the
event clearly. Workplace illnesses that afflict hospital staff members
are a different story altogether. Pinpointing where the illness originated
can be difficult, especially if an ill worker does not get diagnosed right away.
To help prove that your illness originated from the hospital you work in,
- Hospital patient records that show illness outbreak
- Your itinerary that shows you worked with or around sick patients
- Your health records to show you did not have this illness before
- Any evidence that indicates a lack of safety standards at the hospital
With the eyes of our Oakland workers’ compensation attorneys on your
case, we can put our minds together to try to determine what evidence
is useful for your claim in case it is denied or delayed. Our goal is
contesting the denial readily and achieving a fast victory so you spend
as little time as possible not knowing if you will be compensated for
your losses or not.
Other Hospital Worker Injuries
In addition to unusual or persistent illnesses, a hospital worker may be
harmed through other means. Strict safety regulations must be maintained
at the hospital to protect people from accidents. This is quite important
considering that neglect could feasibly also harm a patient at the hospital.
Depending on their role at a medical clinic, a hospital worker could be
- Slips and falls
- Back injury from lifting heavy objects
- Lacerations from sharp utensils
- Electrocution from frayed wiring
No matter the type of injury and whether or not you are to blame for your
accident, you still deserve workers’ compensation to cover your
expenses while you recuperate. Liability is not considered a factor in
workers’ comp claims, unless there is ample evidence to suggest
the injured worker was intentionally trying to be hurt.
We Offer Free Consultations & Contingency Fee Agreements
If your workers’ compensation claim was already denied after you
got hurt as a hospital worker and an appeal is not possible, you can find
some confidence to move your case forward in knowing that we do not expect
payment for our services out of your own pocket. When we take a case in
pursuit of a settlement or jury award, it is through contingency fee agreements,
which means you only pay our attorney fees if we win your case. Plus, we offer
free case evaluations
so you can learn if your claim has legal validity without paying upfront
for our time. It is all part of putting the clients’ needs first