Healthcare Worker Injury Claims
When we think of Workers’ Compensation benefits, we often think of dangerous and very physically demanding work like construction, industrial, shipping and receiving, etc., but what many people may not realize is that healthcare workers face some very dangerous work situations. Nurses, doctors, phlebotomists, and physical therapists deal with a variety of hazards in their workplace.
If you are a health care worker who has suffered a work related injury or a work-related illness, please contact the experienced and knowledgeable Workers’ Compensation attorneys at White & Stradley, PLLC. Injured healthcare workers have as much of a right to pursue Workers’ Compensation benefits as a construction or factory worker. In fact, healthcare workers are among the highest risk group for workplace injury and are one of the largest groups of claimants for Workers’ Compensation benefits.
White & Stradley, PLLC has represented many injured health care workers. Our clients’ cases have been related to:
- Slips and falls
- Exposure to disease
- Lifting injuries
- Repetitive trauma injuries
If you have been exposed to Hepatitis C or HIV due to your job, we can help. If you have suffered a back injury from lifting a patient out of bed, we can help. And if you have slipped on a wet floor while performing your duties, we can help.
According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), every year, approximately 13% of nurses and personal care attendants required some length of leave from work due an occupational injury. Almost 10% of hospital Workers sustained on-the-job injuries requiring time off, job transfer, or duty restriction. For medical professionals, workers’ compensation benefits may include:
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Vocation rehabilitation costs
If you or a loved one is a healthcare worker who has injured at work anywhere in North Carolina including Greenville, Fayetteville, or Morganton, please contact White & Stradley, PLLC today to schedule your confidential, no-cost consultation with our experienced Workers' Compensation attorneys.