Workers’ Compensation and Hospital Injuries
Every day medical staff and hospital employees put their health on the line to treat our injuries and illnesses. They expose themselves to dangerous infectious diseases, and even face the risk of violence from the very patients they’re trying to assist. There were over 154 injuries reported in 2014 for every 10,000 hospital workers. Being employed in these high stress environments also puts a large amount of strain on the body, and hospital staff are often expected to continue working despite the pain they’re experiencing. If you are currently suffering from a hospital injury you received on the job, our firm can provide the legal support you need to move forward with your workers’ compensation claim.
Over 50% of hospital injuries are the result of strains from bending and lifting. The vast majority of these cases involved medical staff attempting to reposition and move patients. In addition to the repeated physical stress of repositioning a patient, patients may sometimes unintentionally injure hospital staff while they’re being lifted.
Slip and falls are another leading cause for hospital injuries. Because hospitals have so many moving parts, wet floors and other hazards are an extremely frequent occurrence. Hospital staff are also required to move extremely fast in emergency situations. Because they’re moving so quickly from floor to floor to assist their patients, they may easily trip while using the stairs or miss unseen obstacles.
Why Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Employing the services of a personal injury lawyer is crucial if you’re in the process of pursuing workers’ compensation. Every hospital in Pennsylvania carries insurance for these types of situations, but insurance companies will often take steps to reduce the amount of compensation available for injured workers. A trained legal professional will advocate on your behalf by providing the necessary resources to properly evaluate every aspect of your unique case. This ensures that you have the best chance of receiving the largest possible payment.
At Huber & Palsir, LLC, we’ve delivered unparalleled legal services to victims of hospital injuries since 1990. For 28 years our firm has represented clients across a variety of different industries in large workers’ compensation cases. We secured a verdict of $235K in a slip and fall case involving a dental office worker, and also secured an additional $200K in workers’ compensation for the client. We offer free consultations and are fiercely committed to fighting for the best interests of our clients.
Contact us today for a free consultation on your hospital injury case.