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New York Hospital Workplace Injuries Lawyer

According to OSHA, healthcare workers report more injuries than manufacturing and construction workers and even those who work in coal mines. Many do not recognize hospitals as having such a large number of employee injuries. However, if you work in one, you will be familiar with all of the different safety hazards that are unique to hospital environments.

If you were injured while working, our experienced and qualified team of New York hospital workplace injury lawyers can help you recover compensation for your losses. Contact Shulman & Hill for a free legal consultation to learn more.

How New York Hospital Workers May Be Injured

Hospitals are considered one of the most dangerous places to work in the United States. There are many risks while working at a hospital, particularly in busy states such as New York. They include the following.

  • Being exposed to bacteria, chemicals, viruses, and bodily fluids
  • Lifting patients without help
  • Handling sharp objects
  • Handling contaminated objects
  • Possible harm from violent patients
  • Tripping or falling while moving quickly across slippery floors
  • Overexertion
  • Repetitive stress injuries

The Most Common Hospital Injury

The most common cause of hospital worker injuries occurs when moving patients. Hospital workers help patients in and out of bed daily, move them around in wheelchairs, and lift and relocate them for various reasons.

This can be a safety hazard. While there are ways to lift heavy objects without straining your back or pulling a muscle, you cannot use these methods for lifting and moving a person, especially if it needs to be done urgently. If you are a nurse or aide, you are at high risk of injuring your back or other parts of your body while moving patients.

How to Prevent New York Hospital Worker Injuries

There are steps you can take to protect yourself from getting injured while working at a hospital, some of which include:

  • Following safety guidelines
  • Using equipment properly and requesting help when it is needed
  • Disposing of hazardous items with care and strictly as directed
  • Waiting to get help moving patients if possible
  • Reporting accidents as soon as they happen

By following these points, you can help create a safer workplace for yourself and your coworkers.

What to Do If You Were Injured While Working at a New York Hospital

If you have been injured while working at a hospital or other type of medical center, you are likely eligible for compensation. This financial support can help you cover your losses related to your injury, which may include lost wages due to your inability to work, and any medical expenses you may have from visiting doctors and hospitals for treatment.

Each case is different, and the claim process can be difficult for anyone who has not had experience in dealing with it before. Working with a workers’ compensation lawyer can improve your chances of recovering fair compensation.

If you are injured, an attorney can help determine what your next steps are. The lawyers at Shulman & Hill can assist with filing a workers’ compensation claim, gathering evidence to support your claim, completing relevant paperwork, and more.

When To Hire a New York Hospital Workplace Injury Lawyer

If your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer is attempting to dispute your claim, you can benefit greatly from having a lawyer on your side. We can use our negotiation skills to represent you and argue why your injury qualifies for workers’ compensation benefits.

Hiring a New York hospital workplace injuries lawyer can especially be beneficial if:

  • Your claim is denied by the insurance company
  • You have a preexisting injury or health issue
  • Your medical treatment is delayed
  • Your ability to work is compromised
  • You receive government benefits
  • There is a workers’ compensation hearing scheduled

If a party other than your employer contributed to your injury or illness, such as a property owner, you may be able to hold them financially accountable for your injuries. It can be difficult to prove their negligence without a qualified personal injury attorney. One of our New York lawyers can investigate your accident and gather evidence showing how the negligent party may have caused your injury.

Shulman & Hill attorneys have the experience needed to prove and determine liability to help get you the compensation you may be entitled to. We will fight for your right to financial help for your medical costs and lost wages.

Why Hire a New York Hospital Workplace Injury Lawyer?

Hiring a lawyer is usually expensive and unaffordable. However, Shulman & Hill works on a contingency-fee basis, meaning we do not take payment unless we win your case. We are paid if or when you receive your workers’ compensation benefits or a verdict or settlement from your personal injury lawsuit.

With an experienced lawyer by your side, you will likely get a higher settlement than you would otherwise. Our experienced New York hospital workplace injuries lawyers know exactly how to negotiate with insurance companies to obtain fair compensation on your behalf.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

Shulman & Hill has a proven track record for success. To date, we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. With offices all throughout New York, we have helped numerous injured clients just like you recover compensation.

If you were hurt in a hospital while working, contact us online or call 212.221.1000. We can help you handle every step of the claims process and litigation while you focus on your recovery.

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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $250 million in compensation

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Everyday working people often struggle to afford top-tier legal representation. To ensure equal access to justice, we work on a contingency-fee basis. You pay no attorneys’ fees unless we achieve a settlement or verdict in your case.

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