Jackson Healthcare Worker Injury Lawyer
You know your job as a Mississippi healthcare worker is busy and demanding, but you might be shocked to learn that your employment environment is one of the most dangerous in the US. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), more workers suffer on-the-job medical conditions in the medical profession than any other private sector industry. Every year, almost 585,000 healthcare employees are hurt in workplace accidents or contract occupational illnesses. The losses can be considerable, so it is reassuring to know that you have options under workers’ compensation laws.
Because filing a claim can be complicated, allow our team at Keith B. French Law to handle the workers’ comp process while you recover from your injuries. We are skilled at dealing with your employer’s insurer, and we are prepared to take additional steps to protect your rights. Please contact us to schedule a no-cost consultation with a Jackson healthcare workers’ compensation lawyer. You might also benefit from reviewing a summary of the laws.
Hazards in the Healthcare Employment Setting
Considering the wide variety of roles healthcare workers play, there are many different types of injuries, accidents, and occupational ailments that can impact employees. Doctors, nurses, orderlies, physicians’ assistants, therapists, lab technicians, and many others may suffer from:
- Diseases related to transmission of infectious agents;
- Exposure to chemical hazards through ingestion, inhalation, or skin contact;
- Dangers related to lifting patients, supplies, and equipment;
- Workplace violence;
- Exposure to radiation from x-rays and other imaging equipment; and
- Many more.
However, regardless of the specifics, your rights as a healthcare worker do not require you to show that your employer was somehow responsible for your medical condition. Mississippi workers’ compensation laws create a no-fault system, so you will need to prove that you are a covered worker who was injured as a result of job-related tasks or workplace conditions.
Seeking Benefits Through the Workers’ Comp Claims Process
Mississippi employers are required to carry insurance to protect injured employees, so you will be dealing with an insurer when filing a claim for workers’ comp benefits. Keith B. French Law will represent you during discussions with the insurance company, and we will proceed to additional legal action as necessary to enforce your rights. You can trust our Jackson healthcare workers’ compensation lawyer to seek all amounts allowed by law, including:
- The costs you incur for medical treatment;
- Wage replacement for time away from your job;
- A portion of your wages as total or partial disability, on a permanent or temporary basis; and
- Death benefits for surviving family members who lost a loved one due to a workplace medical condition.
Call Now to Speak to Our Jackson Healthcare Workers’ Compensation Attorney
For more information on the claims process, please contact Keith B. French Law to set up a free case review. You can reach our Jackson offices by calling 601-983-2667 or checking out our website. After assessing your situation, we can advise you on options for recovering workers’ comp benefits.