We can all agree that no one should have to choose between their health and their work. We all have a right to work in a safe environment, and many agencies, such as OSHA, the NHTSA, the CDC, and others, create the standards and oversee the processes and procedures designed to make our workplaces safe. Unfortunately, many workers, including doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers, face a wide range of risks and hazards at work. If you suffered losses, damages, or injuries of any kind in a work accident as a hospital worker, call a New Jersey nurse injury lawyer at our firm today. A qualified hospital worker accident attorney in Passaic County, NJ at Camili & Capo, PA will help you seek the compensation you are entitled to after an accident.
While employers have a legal obligation to keep work sites as safe as possible for their workers, you can still be injured on the job. You should speak with an experienced New Jersey nurse injury lawyer if you are injured in any way while performing your duties. We help not just nurses but nursing assistants, doctors, occupational therapists, home healthcare aides, administrative staff, and anyone else working in the health services sector file claims for compensation for injuries sustained at work.
Winning a personal injury case for injuries sustained in the line of duty involves:
In most cases, you would seek compensation via your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance, but you may also have a personal health insurance plan, wrongful death coverage, or product liability coverage that can help compensate you for accident-related losses and damages. You may even be able to sue for damages if you suffered catastrophic injuries in an accident. These are usually classified as long-term or permanent injuries that incapacitate you in some way, such as spinal cord damage, amputations, scarring/disfigurement, or other injuries that can hinder your ability to work, live pain-free and independently, or earn as much as you used to before the accident.
We can determine the cause of your accident and assign fault for the accident using photos or video evidence of the accident, eyewitness testimony, maintenance logs, and the attendance and work histories of other workers involved in the accident, and product recall data to determine if product manufacturing faults or defects caused or contributed to your accident. We can also use a failure to meet OSHA healthcare standards as grounds for filing a claim against your employer. We will discuss these standards.
OSHA was created to ensure that US workplaces were safe for everyone. It is part of the US Department of Labor and is responsible for setting and enforcing safety standards using training, education, and research.
A failure by your employer or other healthcare players to comply with or meet OSHA standards that apply to healthcare services can be grounds for an insurance claim. Some of these standards include:
If you were harmed in any way as a result of your employer’s failure to meet these standards or in any other way – such as by slipping and falling on slippery, cracked, damaged, or poorly lit workplace surfaces or as a result of faulty machinery or poor worksite maintenance – contact a qualified New Jersey nurse injury lawyer at our firm for assistance with your case.
Do not underestimate the long-term impact of a work injury, no matter how small. Long-term health costs can spiral out of control if an injury or illness sustained today goes undiagnosed, and you deserve to be compensated for work-related losses and injuries if they were caused by employer negligence. Contact our team today for help with recovering the compensation you deserve.
Work-related injuries of any kind can be included in your claim. These include suffering from communicable diseases contracted at work; slips and falls; needle sticks; being injured by equipment, machinery, or a patient; strains from handling materials; repetitive motion injuries; overexertion; and more. As long as we can establish a link between your injuries and your work, you have grounds for filing a claim.
All accident-related costs can be included in your claim to compensate you for those losses. This includes lost wages; medical treatment expenses (such as surgeries, counseling, and therapy costs); transportation costs (such as ambulance fees); medical device costs (such as wheelchairs); property damage; living expenses tied to your workplace injury; and wrongful death/loss of consortium for widows and widowers in the case of a workplace accident fatality.
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