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Workers’ Compensation for California Health Workers
Healthcare professionals are just as susceptible to workplace injuries and illnesses as any other worker. Nurses, doctors, pharmacists, dentists, physical therapists, and many other professionals can sustain injuries that temporarily or permanently affect their ability to work.
When health workers fall ill or are injured while on the job, their careers can be suddenly put in limbo. In addition, the physical stress and emotional fatigue in this situation can be overwhelming for healthcare workers already under increased mental load. That’s why Gaines & Gaines in Calabasas is here to help. We understand how important your health is and are dedicated to helping you get the compensation you deserve.
Common Healthcare Workplace Hazards
Working in healthcare settings requires heavy safety training and education. Health workers need to know how to properly handle machinery and tools on the job as well as work face to face with patients. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists the following hazards for healthcare workers:
- Sharps injuries
- Chemical exposure
- Patient violence
Healthcare workers are exposed to environments that can be dangerous for their physical and mental health. Not only are they at risk to becoming infected with disease and illness, but they are also at risk for radiation exposure, hazardous chemicals, and can be susceptible to patient violence and harassment.
Common Healthcare Worker Injuries
Health workers often are in environments that cause overexertion and stress. Some facilities may be short on staff that result in heavy workloads and pressure to work at an accelerated pace. This environment can result in accidents when caring for patients, handling sharp tools, and managing other tasks throughout the day.
- Punctures and cuts
- Broken bones
- Back Injuries
- Slip and falls
- Work-related stress
- Physical wear and tear
If you are dealing with an injury or illness that was sustained at work, you don’t have to go through it yourself. Many people are unaware of the type of help and support they may be entitled to and how to go about obtaining it. At Gaines & Gaines, we understand these challenges, and our experienced team is here to assist you in navigating the complicated workers’ compensation system.
Workers’ Compensation Laws
Health workers in Calabasas have access to workers’ compensation insurance to cover them if they become sick or injured as a result of their job. California employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation insurance provides benefits such as medical care, temporary or permanent disability benefits, job displacement benefits, return-to-work supplements, and more. However, insurance companies and employers can unjustly deny valid claims made by their workers. This can result in injured workers receiving unsatisfactory benefits and compensation.
This is why it is crucial for health care professionals in Calabasas to work with experienced workers’ compensation attorneys who can fight for your rights and pursue the benefits you are entitled to. We are skilled with navigating the workers’ compensation system and can not only help you file your claim but aggressively advocate for you.
How Gaines & Gaines Attorneys Can Help
Working with skilled attorneys can help you navigate filing a workers’ compensation claim. Our experienced attorneys at Gaines & Gaines are proud to offer communicative and personalized service for each and every client.
With over five decades of combined experience, our attorneys are dedicated to our values of experience, communication, aggressive representation, and accessibility. Don’t wait, contact us today to learn more about how we can help.
Call us at (866) 400-4450 or contact us online to start.