Healthcare Employee Injury Lawyers in New York City
Healthcare employees live their lives taking care of people that have injuries and illnesses while also being some of the most at risk employees on the job. Doctors, nurses, paramedics, and home health workers are all susceptible to occupational injury or illness. When this occurs, a skilled & experienced healthcare worker attorney can seek compensation. With hospitals having the goal of “do no harm” to patients, they put their own workers in danger. Oftentimes injuries or illnesses suffered on the job will be written off immediately by the victim as an individual accident with no compensation possible. This is often the situation and if the accident makes its way to the employer they will waive liability and declare that the accident/injury is not covered. Do not take them at their word as they may not know their own workers’ compensation policy as well as they think. By using an attorney at Savino & Smollar, accidents can be investigated and liable parties will be identified, getting the injured or ill the compensation that they deserve.
Healthcare Injuries and Illnesses
The healthcare industry has many inherent dangers. This will not imply that being injured on the job is merely “part of the job.” Injured workers, regardless of the risks involved, are entitled to cash benefits and medical coverage under the New York Workers’ Compensation Law. Under the law, there is no “fault” involved, and workers do not “assume the risk” while working. Workers injured on the job, while performing their job duties, have an absolute right to the benefits provided by their employer under the law. Some examples of injuries suffered by healthcare employees include:
- Slips and Falls (on premises or off premises if one goes between patient appointments as part of their job)
- Moving patients/lifting patients
- Lifting/carrying supplies and equipment
- Orthopedic traumatic injuries to extremities
- Needle sticks
- Patient violence
- Disease and chemical exposure
Often these types of injuries will occur and employees will write it off as just a part of the job, unaware that they could be eligible for compensation. The healthcare industry has almost double the quantity of reported injuries as any other major industry in New York, yet speaking out about getting compensation continues to be a hardship for many workers. Do not be afraid to speak up as it is your right as a worker in the state of New York to be compensated for your injuries or illnesses sustained at work. Going through this process is difficult for anyone and doing it alone is never a good idea. Speaking with an experienced lawyer located near New York City about your injury or illness is always the best first step towards compensation.
Contact a New York City Attorney with Healthcare Worker Injury Experience
With expertise and experience in healthcare work injury cases, at Savino & Smollar you’ll get an attorney that has only your very best interests at heart. Having a deep understanding of the law surrounding workers’ compensation and specifically healthcare workers’ compensation, Savino & Smollar attorneys will always fight to keep your rights protected. With connections to a network of industry professionals and experts, we will investigate your case and identify all liable parties to get you the best compensation possible. If you feel like you have a valid claim for a healthcare work injury, do not be afraid to reach out to us: 212-733-333 or visit our website at www.savinosmollar.com .