Massachusetts Hospital Worker Injury Attorney
Hospital workers need to step into a potentially hazardous place whenever they clock in. Hospitals are often quite busy with people running one way or another. Patients in every wing may have a serious illness that could spread to others. Long hours can create worker exhaustion and increase the chances of an on-the-job accident. If something goes wrong, hospital workers need to know their employer will back them up with workers’ compensation benefits.
Hospital workers include but are not limited to:
- In-house pharmacists
- Hospital security
Do you need help filing your claim as an injured or ill hospital worker? Let our Massachusetts workers’ compensation lawyers from Brooks Law be your legal guides from start to finish. We know workers’ comp laws and your rights as an injured worker inside and out. You can trust us with your claim or your case if it escalates to a matter that requires negotiations or litigation.
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Dangerous & Contagious Illnesses in Hospitals
Hospital workers are at risk of contracting an occupational illnesses or disease whenever they enter the workplace. Patients with severe illnesses can be kept in quarantine, but it is impossible to know exactly how to prevent diseases from spreading.
Certain diseases and illnesses that may be easily spread in a hospital include:
- Skin diseases with patient contact
- Respiratory disease
It is also possible that hospital workers may develop cancer due to regular exposure to harsh chemicals. Toxic substances may be used to sterilize surfaces, needles, and so forth.
Physical Injuries Suffered by Hospital Staff
The truly busy nature of the average hospital can make for a dangerous place. Hospital workers can suffer slip and fall accidents in the rush, resulting in back, neck, or head injuries. Even if you know you were entirely to blame for your workplace accident, remember that you do not become ineligible for workers’ compensation. Liability is not a factor in workers’ comp cases, only in civil cases. Your employer or their insurance provider cannot deny or underfund your claim due to your own admitted liability unless it is evident you intentionally tried to get hurt at work.
Free Consultations are Available
The legal system of workers’ compensation law is not exactly built in favor of claimants. Insurance companies can often find loopholes to try to delay, deny, or lessen the value of claims wrongfully. You may need to be aware of their tactics and find a way to protect your rights as an injured hospital worker.
To take the guesswork out of your claim and move towards fair compensation with confidence, let our Medford workers’ comp lawyers at Brooks Law manage your case. We do not charge you for your first case review or any other upfront fees, allowing you to explore your options without needing to grab for your wallet. Discover the difference we can make for your claim by contacting us online now.