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Are You an Injured Health Care Worker?

Contact an Oakland Workers' Compensation Lawyer Today

Statistically speaking, hospitals are one of the most hazardous places to work. According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), the injury and illness rate for health care professionals is double that of private industry as a whole.

Doctors, nurses, paramedics, and other medical workers are exposed to various diseases and hazards in the workplace, putting them at risk of contracting a debilitating disease or suffering an injury in the course of their occupation. If you are a medical professional who has suffered an on-the-job injury, you may be entitled to receive compensation with the help of an Oakland workers’ compensation attorney from Pacific Workers', The Lawyers for Injured Workers.

Upon retaining our firm’s services, we are committed to stand by your side and fight to maximize your chances of securing the benefits you deserve. We understand your struggle, and we are prepared to make every effort to help you get back on your feet during this difficult experience. Best of all, you will not pay us a cent unless we are successful on your behalf!

Get started by requesting a free consultation today or by calling our office at (888) 740-6434.

Common Hazards for Health Workers

Health workers can suffer a variety of work-related injuries and illnesses, including:

  • Back injuries from moving patients
  • Bloodborne pathogens
  • Contact with sharp objects
  • Violent outbursts from mental patients
  • Slip and fall accidents

It is highly likely that your insurance company may try to give you the bare minimum amount of compensation if you attempt to negotiate with them without the assistance of a trial-tested attorney. If you have suffered any of the above injuries, it is crucial that you consult with our firm as soon as possible to determine the most appropriate course of action to pursue. We can examine your situation and answer any questions you may have.

Get an Award-Winning Legal Team on Your Side

Your chances of securing the compensation you deserve are only as good as the legal team you choose to represent your interests. At Pacific Workers', The Lawyers for Injured Workers our firm’s highly knowledgeable Oakland and Concord workers’ comp attorneys have received countless awards for our hard-hitting advocacy, including a Super Lawyers® designation and recognition from Martindale-Hubbell®. With more than 130 years of successful experience, we can handle the legal heavy lifting so you do not have to, providing much-needed peace of mind.

Contact our office today to let us know about your situation. An Injured Healthcare Worker Attorney in Oakland will promptly be in touch.

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Workers' Comp FAQ

  • Am I Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?

    In California, all employees are eligible for workers’ compensation with very few exceptions. If you are classified as an “employee” (rather than an “independent contractor”), you are eligible to receive benefits. This is true regardless of how many employees your employer has, how many hours you work, how much you make, whether you work part-time or full-time, or whether you are a seasonal worker. Additionally, undocumented workers are also eligible for workers’ compensation granted they meet all other eligibility requirements. In contrast, independent contractors and certain other workers, including some volunteers, household workers who are employed by a family member, and others, are not able to file for workers’ compensation benefits.

  • Can't I Just File for Workers' Compensation on My Own?

    Filing for workers' compensation on your own increases the chances that your claim will be denied. One small misstep can prevent you from obtaining the compensation you need for your injuries. In addition, the process is usually complex and tedious, especially for someone with no workers' compensation law experience. It is extremely advantageous that you seek reliable and experienced legal guidance for your claim.

  • What Can I Expect from the Workers' Compensation Process?

    As soon as you reach out to us for help, we will assign you a full-time case manager and attorney. An application will be filed with the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) on your behalf. We will get started on your case immediately to help you receive the medical care you need. If we are unable to receive a fair settlement from the insurance company, we are ready and willing to take your case to trial. After a few months, you will most likely give a deposition. One of our highly experienced attorneys will prepare you and stand at your side the entire time. You don't even have to attend court hearings! One of our trained hearing officers or attorneys can attend on your behalf.

  • Can My Employer Tell Me to Use Sick Time or Vacation/Personal Time off (PTO) If I’m Injured at Work?

    Following a work-related injury, you may not receive workers’ compensation benefits right away or your workers’ compensation claim may be denied. You may receive a note from your doctor that you may take time off work due to your injuries, but how will you be paid if you are not actively seeking workers’ compensation benefits? Your employer may tell you to use your state-mandated/employer-provided sick time in order to continue being paid while you are out of work. Once this sick time is exhausted, your employer may tell you that the only way you can continue to be paid is if you use your vacation or PTO time. In some cases, this may actually be the only way to continue receiving wages while you are out of work and not receiving workers’ compensation benefits. For more information, check out our video with Attorney Bilal Kassem on this topic by visiting our Facebook page!

  • Can I Get Workers’ Compensation If I Was Fired?

    If you were terminated while already receiving workers’ compensation benefits, this does not necessarily affect your right to receive benefits. However, if you were terminated “for cause” (for example, if you were fired because you were caught stealing from your employer), you will not be able to continue collecting benefits. If you were not fired for cause, but were laid off due to your position being terminated or various other reasons, you may still be able to continue collecting your workers’ compensation benefits. If you believe you were terminated because you filed for workers’ compensation or because you were hurt at work, you may have grounds for a retaliation claim. Learn more, including whether you can continue receiving workers’ compensation benefits if you were laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic, see our video with Attorney Bilal Kassem on our Facebook page.

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