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Albuquerque Lawyers Obtaining Workers' compensation for Health Workers

Between the constant presence of bacteria and viruses to dangerous medical equipment, nurses, doctors, medical staff, lab technicians, and other healthcare workers often work in an environment with unique and unforgiving hazards. Working in the medical field, you may assume that if an accident occurs, workers’ compensation insurance will provide you with the care you need. After all, who better understands the elements of an injury than health care workers? Unfortunately, victims of workplace accidents may be left to fight for the benefits they need in order to make a full recovery and move on with their lives.

At Michael J. Doyle, Attorney at Law, we believe that every employee deserves access to workers’ compensation benefits. If you believe that your claim is being needlessly delayed, denied, or undervalued, do not hesitate to get our firm involved. Our lead Albuquerque health worker injury attorney can work with you personally to explore your legal options and fight for the benefits you deserve.

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HealthcarE Worker Injuries

Medical professionals, including, doctors, nurses, phlebotomists, and other hospital staff face many dangers during their normal, daily job duties. In addition to the hazards experienced by the majority of the workforce, such as a slip and fall accident, healthcare workers also face chemical and biological threats. Workers are often exposed to patients with contagious illnesses and even when precautions are taken, accidents can still occur. No two healthcare related injuries are truly the same and if you have questions about your accident, our attorneys can help you discover your legal options.

Health workers may experience injuries including:

  • Severe illness due to infection
  • Recurring fevers and symptoms
  • Illness caused by exposure to chemicals
  • Injuries caused by medical equipment

What is the Most Common Injury to Healthcare Workers?

According to nursing injury statistics collected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), some of the most common injuries suffered by healthcare workers include:

  • Overexertion and bodily reaction as a result of patient handling (48%)
  • Slips, trips and falls (25%)
  • Violence against nurses by their patients (9%)
  • Exposure to substances (4%)

These types of accidents result in cuts, fractures, trauma, soreness or pain, sprains and strains, bruises, and more. According to the same study, the average workers' compensation claim for hospital injuries between 2006 and 2011 was $15,860.

How MIchael J. Doyle, Attorney At Law Can Help You

If you have been injured on the job, you may be eligible to seek restitution under your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. At Michael J. Doyle, Attorney at Law, we understand that experiencing an injury can be financially and emotionally stressful. Between dealing with the insurance company and attempting to get the best treatment, the right path forward is not always clear. However, you are not alone in this process. Our Albuquerque personal injury attorneys can guide you through each step of the claims process to see that you get the compensation and treatment that you deserve.

Questions about a workers’ compensation claim? Call (505) 219-2176 and request a FREE case evaluation today.

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