Understand Your Options After A Hospital Or Nursing Home Injury
Nurses and certified nursing assistants are caring people in a caring profession. Unfortunately, they are at very high risk of back injury. They deserve care too.
Staff members in Massachusetts hospitals, nursing homes, and residential facilities deal with people who are incapacitated in one way or another — physically or mentally. Staff is constantly supporting or lifting people. Transferring a patient into or out of a bed is a difficult maneuver.
Some patients are big, heavy, even obese. It is not like lifting a box; rather, bodies move intentionally or unintentionally. The dangers to the nurse of back injury, shoulder or arm injury, and falling are grave.
Not as common, but certainly more frightening, is a deliberate injury by a deranged or mentally ill or overmedicated/undermedicated patient. Weapons are rare in a residential facility, but almost any severe injury or even death can be inflicted depending on the circumstances.
Many hospitals and similar facilities are for-profit institutions. This puts a special onus on the institution to take adequate precautions for the safety of workers. This should be done on the “front end” to avoid injury in the first place, rather than compensation after injury occurs. If there is a failure to take these measures, the institution owes it to the injured person to assure they are fully compensated for their injury.
Contact our Norfolk County hospital and nursing home injury attorney to learn more about our “No Fee Unless Successful” model.
Whether you are applying for workers’ compensation, or there is a special circumstance allowing you to file a lawsuit, the Law Offices of James F. White, P.C., knows what options will be possible for you, and can assist you in securing your right to financial compensation. Attorney White has more than 30 years of experience and previously worked for insurance companies — he knows how to deal with them.