Hospital Worker Injuries
Trusted San Francisco Attorney Pursuing Claims For Injured Hospital Workers
If you have been injured while working at a hospital, getting the proper treatment to make a full recovery should be the only thing on your mind. You should not have to worry about paying for medical care or not being paid while out of work. Alex Bonilla has the experience and knowledge to oversee your claim for workers’ compensation, so you can focus on making a full recovery and returning to work. Our skillful representation ensures that you receive all of the benefits available to you, including lost earnings, payment of medical costs, and disability compensation. Put our knowledge of the law and years of experience handling hospital injury claims to work for you with a consultation.
Types of hazards faced by California hospital workers
The frenetic pace of providing medical care to patients 24 hours a day found at most hospitals may result in lapses in the procedures that generally safeguard and protect workers from harm. Rushing to attend to the needs of a patient could cause a worker to slip and fall on a wet floor. A shortage of staff may force a worker to attempt to lift a patient alone and suffer a back injury. Other common causes of injuries to hospital workers include:
- Chemical burns or respiratory damage caused by exposure to harsh or toxic chemicals used to clean surfaces or to preserve specimens
- Head injuries or fractures caused by slipping and falling on wet floors or by becoming entangled in wires and cables on the floor
- Punctures and lacerations caused by hypodermic needles or medical instruments
- Back injuries and muscle strains caused by lifting and moving heavy equipment or from lifting patients
- Electrocution or burns caused by damaged wiring or defective hospital equipment
- Sickness caused by exposure to communicable diseases and illnesses
If you suffer an injury or become ill from working in a hospital, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. A consultation with Alex Bonilla ensures that you receive all of the benefits to which you may be entitled.
Alex Bonilla knows how to prove workplace injuries and illnesses.
A broken bone suffered by a nurse who slips and falls on a wet floor while attending to a patient leaves little doubt about it being a work-related injury. But some workers’ compensation claims may not be as obvious. For example, hospital personnel who work in proximity to patients risk exposure to blood- and airborne-pathogens in spite of safety protocols in place in all hospitals.
It can be a challenge to prove the relationship between an illness suffered by a worker and the individual’s work at a hospital, but Alex Bonilla has the experience and know-how to meet the challenge.
Respected San Francisco workers’ compensation lawyer
If you work in a hospital and suffered an injury or illness, you need the legal advice and guidance available from the Law Offices of Alex Bonilla, P.C. Mr. Bonilla applies the skills and knowledge learned from his time as an attorney representing insurance companies to fight for the rights of hospital employees suffering debilitating injuries and illnesses. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.