DuPage County Healthcare Workers' Compensation Lawyers
Attorneys for Healthcare Work Injuries Serving Lombard, St. Charles and Naperville Areas
Healthcare workers are under more stress than ever before. With increased workloads and labor shortages, they are often asked to work longer hours and take care of more patients during these long shifts. The difficult work conditions, repeated use of dangerous medical equipment, and exposure to patient diseases put workers in the healthcare industry at a greater risk of accidents, injuries and illnesses. If you have suffered from a healthcare-related injury, you may be eligible for workers' compensation. To determine your rights and options, it is important to speak with a skilled workers' compensation attorney that has particular experience with healthcare worker injuries.
At Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices, we have represented clients for workers' compensation claims in the healthcare industry for over 40 years. Our lawyers have extensive experience handling healthcare worker injury cases in Chicago and throughout Illinois. We put our experience to work to provide our clients the comprehensive representation they deserve.
We are highly recognized by our peers not only for our skill and experience, but for our tireless commitment to protecting the interests of each client we serve. Our lawyers are honest, straightforward, compassionate and down to earth. We understand the major physical, emotional and financial toll healthcare worker injuries can have on victims and their families, and we work hard to make your experience with us as smooth and painless as possible. We offer free consultations, extended evening and weekend hours at four area locations for your convenience, and we respond quickly to all client questions and concerns. In addition, we handle all workers compensation cases on a contingency basis, so you only pay attorney fees if we win your case.
Common Healthcare Worker Injuries in Illinois
Healthcare workers are exposed to a wide range of injury risks. Some of the most common include:
- Arm and shoulder injuries from lifting patients in and out of beds and wheelchairs;
- Back and neck injuries from lifting patients;
- Foot, back and knee injuries from standing for long periods of time;
- Slip and fall injuries on wet or slippery surfaces;
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and other types of repetitive stress injuries; and
- Occupational diseases, such as those caused by exposure to patient illnesses.
Not all healthcare worker injuries are the result of one-time incidents. Some injuries and illnesses occur slowly over time because of repetitive tasks or repeated exposure to certain viruses and/or bacteria. This can make it more difficult to prove eligibility for workers' compensation. In such instances, it is not uncommon for the claim to be denied because the illness/injury was not witnessed by anyone and/or it was not reported immediately. A skilled workers compensation attorney can help recover damages for you by developing and gathering medical, vocation and other types of evidence and negotiating a favorable settlement with the insurance company.
There are other injuries in the healthcare industry that are the result of a third party. For example, if a medical device malfunctions and causes a worker to get hurt, this could end up becoming a third party injury case. Healthcare workers may also be eligible for Social Security disability if they have worked the required number of quarters to qualify.At Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices, we understand that every individual circumstance is unique. We work closely with each client to thoroughly examine the incident and explore all legal avenues to recover full compensation. For a free consultation with one of our experienced Illinois healthcare worker injuries attorneys, contact our attorneys today at 630-932-9100630-932-9100.