Were You Hurt While Helping Others Heal?
As medical professionals, you see tons of injuries, ailments and sicknesses daily, but you probably don’t think about your own risk of injury as much as you should. Healthcare workplace injuries are just as important to think about as others, and just as deserving of workers’ compensation. Our team of Glendale workers’ compensation attorneys at the Law Offices of Wax & Wax can help you pursue compensation for your workplace injury. Let us take on the legal legwork so that you can focus on recovery.
Common Workplace Injuries for Medical Professionals
Those who work in the medical field know that this is not your average desk job. You are often required to lift heavy things (people), move around in a fast-paced environment and handle dangerous objects or substances.
There are a few common injuries that occur in the healthcare setting, including:
Overexertion, strains, pulled muscles: Because health care professionals must move patients from bed to bed, reposition in bed or from wheelchairs to beds, there is a high risk of overexertion. This includes pulled muscles, strains, back injuries and muscle spasms.
Exposure to substances: Healthcare professionals are exposed to airborne pathogens, bodily fluids, chemicals and injections. The risk of a needle poke, exposure to an airborne virus, concentrated cleaning supplies or chemicals and contact with bodily fluids that may be immunocompromised make it likely that at some point a medical professional will get sick due to their job.
Workplace violence: Patient outburst, physical violence, and threatening behavior can often occur in healthcare facilities. Patients with mental instability, who are intoxicated or having a reaction to a medication can be violent, causing injury to medical staff.
Slips, trips or falls: Spilled water or liquids, loose cords, tubes and wires or damaged flooring can cause injury if a medical professional trips or slips. Because of the urgency of many medical situations, it is not uncommon for things to be overlooked or missed in the rush to aid patients.
We Are Your Glendale Workers’ Comp Attorneys
If you were injured at work, resulting in medical bills and possible lost wages, you deserve compensation. As a medical professional you may feel that you should be able to take care of yourself and may not seek outside medical attention. Don’t make the mistake of missing out on financial help for your medical care, see a doctor for your injury and contact legal counsel as soon as possible. Let our team of Glendale workers’ compensation lawyers help you seek the coverage you deserve so that you can focus on healing and getting back to helping others heal.
Contact our team to discuss your case at (818)946-0608.