Minnesota Lawyer For Injured Health Care Workers
At Midwest Disability Work Comp, P.A., in Minneapolis, we deeply appreciate the work that Minnesota health care workers do to keep our communities healthy. Our attorneys have spent decades helping workers in this industry get necessary workers’ compensation benefits after they have suffered work injuries.
Our clients have included a full range of health care workers, including physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nursing assistants, hospital personnel, phlebotomists, first responders such as emergency medical technicians (EMTs), diagnostic laboratory personnel, Covid care workers, pharmacists and workers of many other varieties.
Workplaces of our health care worker clients have included doctors’ offices, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, diagnostic facilities. nursing homes, assisted living facilities, community health care centers, ambulances and patients’ homes. Each type of health care work environment and work activities present unique hazards, such as high stress and frequent exposure to people with potentially contagious diseases.
Types Of Health Care Injuries
Many of the dangers that health care workers face are specific to the industry. For example, workers in hospitals may be exposed to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. Health care employees in nursing and assisted living facilities may suffer lifting injuries, hurting their lower backs in a single accident or wearing out their joints over time from repeatedly moving patients or residents around while providing top-notch care.
Our health care worker injury lawyers in Minnesota handle claims involving potential risk factors such as the following:
- Blood-borne disease exposure
- Lifting injuries
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Equipment accidents
Long-term disability policies may be available for health industry workers to purchase, either through their employers or privately. While these policies are designed to provide benefits in the event of a disability, those benefits are not typically issued automatically. Even when health care workers are covered by such policies, insurance companies may deny claims to avoid paying benefits. Application and appeals requirements can be difficult for most people to navigate on their own.
Our attorneys are available to step in and make certain that insurance companies follow through on their promises. As needed, we take legal action on behalf of our clients to ensure that insurers honor the terms of their insureds’ long-term disability policies.
Looking to Sue Your Employer? Call Today.
Do you have a valid workers’ compensation claim after being injured at your health care-related job, or have you been denied after filing a claim? Suing your employer is not likely necessary for you to get the benefits you are eligible for. Request a free case evaluation today. Our attorneys have years of legal experience and can help you through the process of gaining access to your rightful benefits. All cases are taken on contingency, meaning you won’t pay any fees until we recover benefits for you. We welcome inquiries from injured doctors, nurses, hospital staff, nursing home staff and others in the health care industry.