Illinois Health Care & Hospital Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
According to OSHA, a hospital is one of the most dangerous places to work. You can learn more here.
Hospital and health care workers are exposed to many on the job risks. Like all Illinois workers and employees, health care workers are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits for injuries that occurred on the job. It is important that you are represented by a workers’ compensation attorney who is familiar with the health care and hospital industry.
Types of Health Care & Hospital Worker Injuries
The five most common causes of injury among hospital workers are; overexertion, slips / trips and falls, contact with objects and lastly violence. Some other common health care worker injuries that lead to workers’ compensation claims within the health care industry are:
- Back injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Exposure to contagious diseases
- Foot injuries
- Knee injuries
- Lifting injuries
- Neck injuries
- Shoulder injuries
Injury risks include an aging workforce, and patient obesity – larger patients are posing challenges to safe handling. If you have been hurt or injured as a health care or hospital worker, contact the Illinois workers’ compensation attorneys Porro, Niermann & Petersen, LLC. There are no fees if we don’t win, and we offer free consultations. Contact us today for an evaluation of your case.