Assisting Healthcare Workers In New Jersey With Workers’ Compensation Claims
For over 50 years, the New Jersey law firm of Law Offices of Kaplan & Kaplan, P.C. has been successfully helping health care workers secure workers’ compensation benefits after workplace accidents, injuries and illnesses. Following in his father’s footsteps, managing partner, Kenneth Kaplan has been fighting for the rights of health care professionals for over two decades. If you are a healthcare professional who is suffering from a workplace incident or illness, our legal team at our North Haledon or Hackensack offices can help.
Unique Workplace Injuries For Healthcare Professionals
Nurses, aids, assistants and doctors are constantly on the move. For employees in the healthcare industry, no day is ever the same. Each new shift brings different patients with their own unique set of challenges. Whether it’s the fast pace of a busy hospital or residential facility unpredictable health issues and maybe even unstable personalities are not uncommon.
A fast-paced environment and unpredictable routine can also lead to accidents and injuries, making it one of the most likely industries for workers’ compensation claims. The most common workplace injuries sustained by the healthcare workforce include:
- Muscle strains and sprains
- Back injuries from lifting heavy equipment or patients
- Punctures or cuts from sharps or medical equipment
- Overuse injuries from repetitive motion
Health care workers are also susceptible to slip, trip and fall injuries and workplace violence. Additionally, ongoing stress can lead to long-lasting trauma and mental health exhaustion.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits For Healthcare Employees
Throughout the different industry sectors, the healthcare industry is ranked as one of the highest for workers’ compensation claims due to work-related injuries. Employers are required to carry workers’ compensation coverage in the State of New Jersey, which means that healthcare workers qualify for workers compensation benefits. Workers’ comp benefits for healthcare workers include compensation for medical bills, recovery therapies and even out of work time.
Are You A Healthcare Professional With A Workers’ Comp Claim? Call Today.
Law Offices of Kaplan & Kaplan, P.C. has been helping families in New Jersey secure workers’ compensation benefits for decades. If you are a healthcare worker who was injured or became ill because of your job, we want to ensure that you are getting workers’ comp benefits. Call us today at 973-988-1101 or send an email using the website form to schedule your free case assessment today.