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Every seven seconds a worker is injured on the job. Healthcare workers take the lead for the number of reported workplace injuries, with more than half a million reported cases in the United States each year. Lifting and lowering patients, along with slips and falls, lead to many of these injuries. We have handled countless nursing and healthcare worker claims, and we know how to win them!

Our attorneys at Georgelis Injury Law Firm, P.C. understand how devastating these injuries can be to the workers and their families. Workers hurt on the job are often entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for lost wages, medical expenses and potentially more.

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Common Nursing and Healthcare Worker Injuries

There are many contributing factors leading to the high number of injuries in the nursing and healthcare industry. Many of them can be avoided with proper training and safety measures put in place to protect workers. Here are some of the most prevalent injuries:

  • Back Injuries– Heavy lifting is a major culprit in healthcare injuries. Every year, more than 35,000 workers suffer serious back injuries from lifting and lowering patients.
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Unruly Patients- For a variety of reasons, patients can become combative or otherwise unruly, despite the good intentions of the healthcare worker. Georgelis Injury Law Firm has seen everything from torn knee ligaments to shoulder dislocations occur because of situations like these. Injuries occurring in this fashion are typically compensable in Pennsylvania, but it is important for the injured worker to fulfill his or her responsibilities under the law.
  • Illness from Needle Pricks– Healthcare workers are exposed to blood borne diseases daily and are highly prone to cuts and puncture wounds caused by needles.

Recovery time from these types of injuries can be long lasting. In fact, for every ten-thousand full-time healthcare workers in the U.S., the Department of Labor reports 447 days are missed due to injuries. Often, healthcare workers return to work before a full recovery and with the effects of the injury ongoing, possibly even lasting a lifetime. So, when do you have a case?

Do I Have a Case for My Nursing or Healthcare Worker Claim?

To make this determination, there are a few things to consider.

  1. Were you injured while moving a patient?
  2. Were you injured when you slipped and fell at work?
  3. Were you injured in a workplace incident?
  4. Were you exposed to hazardous materials at work?
  5. Are you already receiving workers’ compensation, but in danger of losing benefits or receiving reduced payments?
  6. Are you being asked to return to work before you feel you are fully healed?
  7. Are you being sent for an independent medical examination, or IME?
  8. Has a Petition been filed against you?
  9. Have you received a Notice of Return to Work?
  10. Have you received a Notification of Suspension or Modification?

If you’ve answered “yes” to any of the above questions, you should contact our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys to help you navigate the complicated workers’ compensation system.

We have helped thousands of Central PA’s injured workers through the workers comp process and recovered millions of dollars for them. Georgelis Injury Law gives you what many other firms won’t—peace-of-mind. We handle everything and are here for you whenever you have questions or concerns, want to share information or just want to talk.

Here’s how we’ll work with you in each situation.

  • Medical benefits– Workers’ compensation covers all reasonable, necessary, and related medical expenses. Employers may try to steer you to their “preferred” doctors, and their insurer may refuse to cover certain treatments. Our attorneys will uphold your medical rights.
  • Wage loss benefits– Workers’ compensation pays a portion of your regular wages if your injury results in disability, or a loss of earnings. In other words, if you are not making as much as you were pre-injury, as a result of being hurt on the job, in all likelihood you are entitled to indemnity, or wage loss, benefits. Without a top workers compensation attorney, your disability pay may be short-changed, or your benefits may be improperly modified, suspended or terminated permanently. We won’t allow that to happen.
  • Specific loss benefits– Some injuries require additional compensation for injuries such as amputation, disfigurement, vision loss and hearing loss. We will fight to get you what you deserve.
  • Lump-sum settlement- You can receive disability benefits over time or you may have the opportunity to resolve your claim for a lump-sum payout. Our attorneys will help you make the right choice for your family, weighing all the options, answering all of your questions and providing you with valuable legal advice, guidance and insight.
  • Death and dependency claims– Spouses, minor children and some other dependent family members are entitled to death benefits for a fatal workplace accident or a later death related to complications of a work injury. We will help you through this difficult process and fight for your family.

Our attorneys at Georgelis Injury Law Firm, P.C. have helped secure millions of dollars for accident victims. If you or someone you know is injured in a workplace accident, Call Georgelis First at 1-800-HURT-NOW.

We’re available 24/7 and will come to you for a free consultation. We never collect a fee unless we get money for you. Contact us today and we’ll handle everything from there!

 

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