Workers’ Compensation For Health Care Workers
Leading New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Law Firm Secures Benefits For Injured Health Care Workers
Those who work in the health care industry spend their days taking care of others. When those workers are injured performing their duties, workers’ compensation benefits are supposed to take care of them. The New Jersey workers’ compensation attorneys at Lomurro Law work with injured health care workers to ensure they receive all the compensation they deserve for their work-related injuries and occupational illnesses.
What Is Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that employers in the state of New Jersey are required by law to have. Workers’ compensation provides benefits to workers who have sustained injury or illness as a result of their work. Health care workers may receive coverage for medical bills, temporary disability and – when warranted – an award for permanent disability.
Types Of Health Care Workers
The health care industry employs several different types of employees, all of whom are protected by workers’ compensation laws. There are numerous types of health care workers including, but is not limited to, the following:
- Emergency medical technicians (EMTs)
- Registered nurses (RNs)
- Licensed practical nurses (LPNs)
- Nurse practitioners (NPs)
- Physician assistants
- Medical assistants
- Traveling caregivers
- Nursing home aides
- Physical therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Hospital patient transportation workers
Health Care Workers Injuries
Health care professionals can suffer injuries at work from many different causes. Those workers who are required to lift, move and reposition patients are at the greatest risk of injury. Health care workers may experience any number of work-related injuries, including the following:
- Muscle strain
- Injuries from slipping
- Injuries from tripping
- Injuries from falling
Two-Year Time Limit For Filing A Claim
All states have a statute of limitations – the amount of time an individual has for filing a claim in the court system. In New Jersey, the statute of limitation for workers’ compensation claims is two years from the date the injury occurred or from the time the worker realized that an illness was related to the employment. It is important to take note of this time frame – if you miss the two-year window to file your claim, it will not be heard in the courts, nor will you be able to recover any compensation for your injuries.
Injured Health Care Workers Are Protected; If You Have Been Injured On The Job, Contact Us
Workers’ compensation laws protect workers who suffer injury in the course of performing their job duties. In many cases, workers’ compensation benefits are denied by the insurance company and the worker is left holding the bills. That’s where we come in. At Lomurro Law, our experienced New Jersey workers’ compensation attorneys aggressively fight on behalf of our injured clients to secure the just compensation they deserve for their injuries. Don’t let the insurance companies intimidate you; call us instead. Schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your claim by contacting our office at 732-482-9285 or contact us online. Our main office is in Freehold, and we can meet you in person or by videoconference.