With an increasing elderly population, the need for health care workers will grow even larger. This does not just include workers in hospitals or clinics. It can include nurses and specialists who perform hands-on care in people's homes. It can include hospice workers and individuals on call who assist patients during their daily lives. Such health care workers often suffer injuries due to excessive lifting or when slipping and falling in another's residence.
Considering the enormous responsibility that health care workers provide, it is not possible to prevent every injury from occurring. For this reason, it is important to have on your side an attorney who understands work-related accidents and how accidents and injuries in the health care field occur. Ken Wayne & Associates has been handling these types of cases for North Carolina health care workers since 1994. We understand your rights when it comes to work-related injuries. We also know how to deal with insurance companies and workers' compensation case managers to ensure that you receive the compensation you need and deserve.
The Kinds Of Injuries Health Care Workers Suffer
Health care is a unique specialty, and workers are often exposed to types of injuries not always seen in other professions. Health care workers receive a large number of injuries to joints and to the neck and back. Because of the repetitive nature of the job, health care workers often suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive stress injuries. The kinds of injuries health care workers frequently suffer include:
- Neck, back and spinal cord trauma
- Strains and sprains
- Injuries due to use of needles
- Latex allergic reactions
- Injuries due to repetitive motion
- Head trauma due to slip-and-falls
- Work-related illnesses due to exposure to contagious diseases
If you receive these or other types of injuries while working in the health care field, please understand that you do have legal options available to you. This can include compensation for medical expenses, wage loss, future earning capacity and expenses for other services.
Contact Our Law Firm Today
To find out more what we can do for you and to arrange for a free consultation with a lawyer, please contact Ken Wayne & Associates in Charlotte by calling 704-899-5340 or toll free at 866-457-4690.