Massachusetts Healthcare Worker Injury Attorney
Health and healthcare workers can encounter challenges when trying to file for workers’ compensation due to inherent complications in the system, or resistance from their employers. If you have found yourself in such a situation, look no further than Brooks Law for legal assistance. Our workers’ compensation attorneys in Medford have years of experience managing claims for healthcare professionals just like you.
Our law firm can help health workers from many professions, such as:
- Health educators
- Public or community health workers
- And many, many more
We are entirely committed to your satisfaction when you retain our legal services. Whether you need help with an initial workers’ compensation claim filing, need to appeal a claim that was wrongfully denied, or have to go to court to fight for the compensation you deserve, we are the team you can trust through thick and thin.
Get started on your case today. Call us at (888) 558-0622 or email our law firm.
Occupational Illnesses & Healthcare Work
Health workers can suffer a number of workplace and work-related injuries depending on where they are employed. The most likely scenario for a health worker, though, is contracting an occupational illness or disease. In simple terms, an occupational illness is a sickness or health condition a worker contracts due to their employment. Needing to spend time near, around, or with ill patients is a job duty many health workers cannot avoid. If they get sick due to their duties, they are likely able to file for workers’ compensation benefits.
Your workers’ compensation benefits as a health worker should:
- Pay for any medical costs related to your own treatment.
- Provide some of your normal wages as you recover.
- Help prove eligibility for Social Security Disability if the illness is chronic.
Other Injuries Suffered by Health Workers
As aforementioned, health workers can suffer numerous work-related injuries based on their specific occupation beyond just occupational illnesses. Many health workers are employed to assist people with physical disabilities or mental debilitations in their home and throughout their day-to-day lives. Busywork like hauling groceries or cleaning can end up causing serious back pain or another repetitive stress injury.
Remember: If you are an independently contracted healthcare worker, you may not have any workers’ compensation coverage. Our workers’ compensation attorneys can help you determine your coverage or eligibility.
One Phone Call Can Make All the Difference
When you know you need the help of Brooks Law with your workers’ compensation claim as a health worker, please do not hesitate to pick up the phone and dial (888) 558-0622. We love to hear from new and returning clients. Nothing makes us prouder than knowing we have made a positive difference for the people of our communities who need our help.
Schedule a free consultation with our Massachusetts workers’ comp lawyers today.