When Providing Medical Care To Others Results In Injury To You
Working in the health care industry has its fair share of hazards. Medical personnel have higher rates of on-the-job injuries than construction and manufacturing workers. A serious injury not only results in lost time from work but may also threaten your future ability to continue in this occupation.
Jacobs & Wallace, PLLC, regularly represents health care workers who are injured on the job. Our attorneys have 45 years of collective experience in Connecticut work injury law. Our team will ensure that you get the proper treatment and recovery time you need, plus your entitled benefits for wage loss and any lasting impairment.
On-The-Job Injuries Workers Can Sustain In Health Care
Our clients include nurses and certified nursing assistants (CNAs), anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists (CRNAs), physicians, medical technicians, lab techs, physical therapists, nursing home aides and hospital support staff. Medical workers face many risks in the workplace:
- Back injuries from lifting patients
- Injuries from restraining violent or distraught patients
- Assaults by patients or their family members
- Exposure to infectious diseases
- Cuts and punctures from sharps and medical equipment
- Slips, trips and falls on hard floors
As in any profession, older health care workers are more susceptible to disabling and career-ending injuries, such as fractures, herniated disks or injured joints that don’t fully heal.
We Take Care Of The Caregivers
Jacobs & Wallace, PLLC, supports medical workers in all phases of the workers’ compensation process. We will advocate for you if your claim is denied, if you are denied needed medical treatment, or pressured to return to work while you are still recovering. If you have a long-term injury, we will fight for your disability benefits.
One of our knowledgeable and compassionate lawyers will meet with you in a free consultation. To schedule a time at our Bridgeport office, call today at 203-332-7700 or use our online form. Se habla español.