Medical Professional & Caregiver Hazards
Whether it's minor or major, workplace injuries can place a physical, emotional, and financial strain on you and your family.
Attorney Gilbert E. Fisher can help nurses and health workers receive the workers' compensation they are owed to help relieve those burdens.
See why medical professionals in the Salinas and Fresno, CA, areas turn to Mr. Fisher to help them receive just compensation.
Medical Professional Injuries
While all jobs involve risks, medical professionals and caregivers have some of the highest rates of non-fatal workplace injuries according to the CDC. Nursing-related roles in particular had one of the highest rates of musculoskeletal injuries such as carpal tunnel and tendinitis. There is also the risk patients may pose to their caregivers in certain situations.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare workers accounted for 73% of all non-fatal injuries caused by violence in the workplace in 2018.
The physical nature of many healthcare careers contributes to this high rate of injury. While providing medical or home care, healthcare workers regularly move patients in and out of bed and handle dangerous equipment, chemicals, or hazardous waste. Healthcare jobs also require caregivers and medical personnel to make quick decisions and respond to unpredictable situations, which can increase their risk of injury.
Key Takeaways on
- Even a minor injury can severely impact an employee’s ability to work.
- Long hours paired with physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion can exacerbate minor injuries.
- While safety precautions can reduce these risks, injuries are not always avoidable.
Medical Professional Injuries Attorney
What Can Workers' Compensation Do for Me?
Workers' compensation can help secure your financial position when work-related events affect your health. Workers' compensation can help cover:
- Medical bills
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Wages lost during recovery
- Wages lost due to permanent disability
- Job displacement vouchers for retraining
All workers' compensation cases are 100% contingency-based, so you won't have to pay out of pocket to receive the help of attorney Gilbert E. Fisher.
Gilbert Fisher is Here to Help Contact a Workplace Injury Attorney Today
While all jobs involve risks, healthcare professionals and caregivers are among those most commonly injured at work. As a dedicated attorney for workers' compensation, Gilbert E. Fisher can help injured doctors, nurses, caregivers, and other healthcare workers collect their due compensation. He can gather the necessary evidence to prove that you deserve maximum workers' compensation benefits and help you fight against a denied claim.
If you have been injured during your work in the medical field, Mr. Fisher can help. Contact us online or request a free consultation by calling our law office in Fresno at:
"I really can't express how great of an attorney Mr. Fisher is. From day one, I felt like they were there for me and fought hard for my case. The staff was super professional and friendly. They were in contact with me throughout my case, reminding me of appointments and important meetings. Thank you Mr. Fisher and his amazing team for all you did for me and my family. Forever grateful!! Karen Mavrikis - 2021
Compensation for Psychiatric Treatment
California allows workers to receive compensation for psychiatric injuries. These injuries can include being a victim of patient violence or witnessing frightening events while providing health or home care. The cost of psychiatric care can be high, but your employers may be responsible for the expense if a traumatic event happened at your workplace.
Contact us at our Fresno or Salinas offices if you are a medical professional or caregiver who has suffered through a traumatic experience at your workplace. We can look into your situation and determine whether you can receive workers' compensation for psychiatric treatment.
Perks of Choosing Gilbert E. Fisher To Represent Your Case
Attorney Gilbert E. Fisher has been practicing law since 2000, and he has dedicated his career to helping medical professionals, caregivers, and other clients receive their due compensation since 2014.
Mr. Fisher provides free consultations to help his clients understand the workers' compensation process in California. He can give you an honest assessment of your situation and let you know what kind of results you can expect.
Mr. Fisher's father was paralyzed by a workplace injury and eventually passed away as a result, so Mr. Fisher understands the emotional and financial impact that workplaces injuries can have on a person and their family.
Mr. Fisher has a unique insight into workers' compensation since he used to work on the insurance side of the process. He can combine his knowledge of California law and insurance policies to help his clients receive the most compensation possible.
After receiving a workplace injury, you may not have the time or ability to travel to a law firm. Mr. Fisher can visit you at your home or in the hospital so travel won't deter you from receiving rightful compensation. We also have two conveniently-located offices in Fresno and Salinas.
California Workers' Compensation Act
The state of California has its own set of laws and regulations regarding workers' compensation, which applies to all employers regardless of their company size. Even if you're aware of some of the benefits you're entitled to under the California Workers' Compensation Act, there are others you could easily miss such as:
- You don't necessarily have to be a full-time employee to receive workers' compensation
- Regardless of who was a fault, you are still entitled to compensation for injuries sustained on the job
- It is against the law for employers to punish you (including being fired) for filing a workers' compensation claim for injuries sustained during work
Mr. Fisher can use his extensive knowledge of California law to protect you from unscrupulous healthcare employers and help you receive the full amount of compensation for workplace injuries.
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