Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Serving Carlisle, Hanover, Harrisburg, York & Lancaster
The well-being and longevity of society relies on the hard work of healthcare workers. Each day, these workers help Pennsylvanians when they are sick or injured. We rely on the men and women of hospitals, clinics, and doctor’s offices to provide us with the healing we need to continue our lives. However, sometimes it is healthcare workers who need help when they are injured on the job.
Handler, Henning & Rosenberg has been earning results for Pennsylvanians since 1922. We have earned tens of millions of dollars with our experience and with our dedication to fighting for clients. Healthcare professionals are subject to many dangers that are not present in other jobs. We understand the intricacies of personal injury law in Pennsylvania and are equipped with knowledge needed to achieve results. If you are work in the medical field, you know the importance of acting quickly when helping the injured. Your injuries deserve the same urgency—call today for a free consultation. Serving Carlisle, Hanover, Harrisburg, Lancaster, York, and surrounding areas.
If you are a healthcare worker that has been injured while working, do not hesitate to call us today at (888) 498-3023! Our work injury attorneys are ready to take the first steps toward your recovery.
The Hardships of Healthcare Work
Per the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, hospitals represent one of the most hazardous work environments in the United States. In fact, OSHA found that 6.8 injuries and illnesses occur for every 100 full-time medical employees. Hospital injury rates are higher than construction, a job sector that is frequently referenced as one of the most dangerous private industries in the United States. Additionally, hospitals see some of the highest rates of “days away” due to illness and other ailments. This means that healthcare professionals experience more stress during struggle to dedicate the time needed to recover from injuries obtained while working.
Leading Causes of Injury & Illness for Healthcare Workers
Healthcare workers are often required to lift patients who are unable to move on their own. This can cause injuries to the back, arms, neck, and more. As many patients are sick with bacterial and viral infections, healthcare workers are exposed to a multitude of contagious illness. Infection from being poked by a needle and being exposed to bodily fluids are common risks for healthcare workers. Additionally, as some patients are suffering from mental illness, they are prone to violent outbursts that place hospital workers in physical danger.
The following injuries frequently cause healthcare workers to miss days of work:
- Sprains and Strains
- Multiple Trauma
- Cuts and Punctures
More than half of all injuries causing missed workdays were from sprains and strains. These injuries add up to create a strain on the general well-being of those who are working to care for the nation’s injured, sick, and disabled.
Employers Must Protect Healthcare Workers
As the healthcare industry is rapidly growing, an increasing number of workers will face the dangers of their jobs. Long shifts strain the body and cause discomfort for many workers. Hospitals have inherent dangers that range from slips and falls to being stuck by a needle. Working in the medical field can be fast-paced, stressful, and dangerous.
Common injuries experienced by healthcare professionals include:
- Joint, back, and foot problems from standing for long shifts
- Injuries from the physicality required to lift and move patients
- Illness from bacterial and virus infections
- Fractures from slips and falls
- Cuts and incisions
- Exhaustion from long and stressful shifts
HHR Wants to Help Healthcare Professionals. Call (888) 498-3023 to Learn More.
Many workers do not realize that the injuries they experience while working qualify for workers’ compensation. If an injury occurs while a healthcare worker is on the job, they must be compensated for their injury. When you contact our firm, you will receive a team of highly qualified lawyers who will work tirelessly for you. We understand the pain caused by work injuries, and we are here to provide solutions.
If you are a healthcare worker who has been hurt or made ill due to you job, call HHR at Phone. Our attorneys are ready to give you a free consultation and will provide you with your best legal options.