Helping Injured Hospital Employees Seek Workers' Compensation Benefits in Ohio
According to the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), hospitals are the most dangerous places to work. In 2011, there were over 250,000 reports of work-related injuries by hospital personnel. If you are a healthcare worker, and you were injured on the job, you have the right to file a workers compensation claim. The benefits you may be entitled to can help pay for your medical expenses, lost wages, or other injury-related damages. To increase the chances of successfully filing a workers' compensation claim, it's best to get a skilled attorney on your side.
At the Law Office of Charles Zamora Co., L.P.A., our Columbus workers' compensation lawyers are committed to providing top-quality legal representation to hospital workers injured on the job. Backed by over 30 years of combined legal experience, we know what it takes to build a strong case. We'll not only help complete the necessary paperwork and meet deadlines, but we'll also help appeal a decision should your claim be denied. Our team has successfully argued cases before the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, and we are ready to effectively present your case and work toward obtaining the compensation you deserved.
Get started during a free workers' compensation consultation by calling us at (614) 344-6822 today!
Common Types of Injuries Suffered by Hospital Personnel
The working environments of hospitals are unique, which is why personnel are more likely to suffer injuries or illnesses while on the job. Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers must come in contact with various dangers and hazards that are not present in most sectors.
Hospital personnel are exposed to airborne diseases that can cause infections, sharp needles and other instruments that might be contaminated with bloodborne pathogens, and medical tubes and wires that increase the risk of trips and falls. Additionally, they must manually lift or move patients, may come in contact with violent patients, and must react quickly to emergencies. These conditions, coupled with the fact that hospital workers are often overworked, make personnel potentially more prone to injury.
The most common types of hospital workplace injuries include, but are not limited to:
- Cuts or lacerations
- Sprains and strains
- Broken bones
If you are a medical professional who sustained an injury or illness while performing work-related tasks, it's important to file a workers' compensation claim to get the benefits and time you need to recover. Our Columbus attorneys are here to help you through this often complex process. We know the laws concerning your rights, and we can answer any questions you might have and let you know the types of benefits you may be entitled to.
Our team is proud to deliver compassionate and skilled guidance to hospital personnel working at any of the following facilities:
- Grant Medical Center
- Mount Carmel Medical Center
- St. Ann's Hospital
- Nationwide Children's Hospital
- Riverside Methodist Hospital
- Ohio State University Hospital
- Ohio Health
Allow us to provide the legal representation you need to successfully file a workers' compensation claim. Call Law Office of Charles Zamora Co., L.P.A. at (614) 344-6822 or submit an online contact form.