Fighting Hard for Injured Healthcare Workers Throughout Pennsylvania

Helping Those Who Help Others

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), healthcare is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the U.S. economy. It is also an industry with one of the highest rates of work-related injuries and illnesses, as reported by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Healthcare workers including doctors, nurses, medical assistants, nursing home workers, physical therapists and paramedics all face many on-the-job hazards. These hazards may cause a wide range of injuries and illnesses, from musculoskeletal injuries to contraction of bloodborne diseases.  At Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C., our Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers help healthcare workers recover compensation for all types of workplace injuries and illnesses.

Common Injuries Suffered by Healthcare Workers

Healthcare workers are part of a fast-paced industry. They often work long hours and are exposed to a variety of hazards daily. NIOSH reports that healthcare worker cases of nonfatal injury and illness are among the highest of any industry sector and include:

  • Musculoskeletal injuries – Healthcare workers often handle patients and help to reposition them or lift them up. This type of strenuous physical activity can lead to musculoskeletal and other types of overexertion injuries, especially when dealing with obese patients or working for extended hours.
  • Repetitive strain injuries – This type of injury can occur to any part of the body with repetitive tasks, high-intensity physical exertions and sustained awkward positions can all increase healthcare workers’ risk of repetitive strain injuries.
  • Sharps injuries – Healthcare workers typically handle needles and other sharp instruments. These sharp objects can cause penetrating wounds and consequently, infections from bloodborne pathogens such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
  • Slip and fall injuries – Slip, trip and falls are the most common types of workplace accidents, according to OSHA. These types of accidents frequently occur in the healthcare industry due to freshly waxed hospital floors, spilled liquids or items obstructing the walkway such as cords and medical equipment.
  • Workplace violence – OSHA reports that healthcare workers experience, on average, four times more instances of workplace violence than any other industry. Workers in the mental health industry are at especially high risk of being assaulted by patients however, healthcare workers in any environment are at risk of physical assault by patients, co-workers, family members or criminal intruders.

Workers’ Compensation for Injured Healthcare Workers

Healthcare workers in Pennsylvania may be able to obtain workers’ compensation benefits for their work-related injuries and illnesses. Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, injured employees must give their employers notice of their workplace injury within 120 days. It is important to keep track of all medical records and time spent out of work so that all medical and wage loss benefits may be obtained.

The types and amount of workers’ compensation an injured healthcare worker may receive depends on the circumstances of their case, such as the type of injury sustained. In cases of severe injuries such as facial disfigurement or amputations, injured workers may also be entitled to specific loss benefits, which will continue for a set number of weeks depending on the nature and severity of the injury. Pennsylvania workers may also be eligible for additional compensation such as vocational rehabilitation benefits or damages through a third-party claim.

Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. Help Healthcare Workers Obtain Compensation for their Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses

If you were injured or contracted an illness at work, contact an experienced Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyer at Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. For more than 35 years, our knowledgeable and skilled attorneys have been helping hardworking employees, including healthcare workers, in Philadelphia and throughout the state obtain compensation for their work-related injuries and illnesses. Complete our online contact form or call us at 888-PITT-LAW for a free consultation.

We represent injured workers in Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County, and throughout Pennsylvania, including those in the communities of Abington, Ambler, Ardmore, Bala Cynwyd, Bensalem, Clifton Heights, Crum Lynne, Darby, Downingtown, Doylestown, Drexel Hill, Essington, Folcroft, Glenolden, Haverford, Havertown, Holmes, Kutztown, Lansdowne, Media, Merion Station, Morton, Narberth, Norristown, Norwood, Philadelphia, Prospect Park, Quakertown, Reading, Roxborough, Sharon Hill, Upper Darby, West Chester, and Wynnewood.

Testimonials

Thank You

My stars say it all! When I first injured myself, I did not know what to do. Thank you, Larry Pitt & Associates, for your help

Gloria Tucker

hreview
5.0
2019-06-18T15:29:10+00:00

Gloria Tucker

My stars say it all! When I first injured myself, I did not know what to do. Thank you, Larry Pitt & Associates, for your help

Great Lawyer

Larry is a great lawyer. Whenever I had a question or needed help, he always called back personally to answer any questions I had. I recommend Larry Pitt.

Crystal Taylor

hreview
5.0
2019-06-10T14:07:49+00:00

Crystal Taylor

Larry is a great lawyer. Whenever I had a question or needed help, he always called back personally to answer any questions I had. I recommend Larry Pitt.

Great Work

Great people are doing great work. I would recommend them.

Sherrie Andrews

hreview
5.0
2019-06-10T14:06:53+00:00

Sherrie Andrews

Great people are doing great work. I would recommend them.

Extremely Attentive

Larry Pitt was extremely attentive & reliable!

Daniel Middle

hreview
5.0
2019-06-05T18:06:45+00:00

Daniel Middle

Larry Pitt was extremely attentive & reliable!

“Fantastic Experience”

We had a fantastic experience with Mr. Pitt. The staff was helpful & friendly every step of the way for his workman's comp case.

Anna Diaz

hreview
5.0
2019-06-04T13:35:08+00:00

Anna Diaz

We had a fantastic experience with Mr. Pitt. The staff was helpful & friendly every step of the way for his workman's comp case.

“Constant Contact”

Larry Pitt & Associate's represented me to the fullest. He kept me aware of my case at all times and was in constant contact with me.

Caren Whites

hreview
5.0
2019-05-30T13:40:43+00:00

Caren Whites

Larry Pitt & Associate's represented me to the fullest. He kept me aware of my case at all times and was in constant contact with me.

“Best Worker’s Compensation Law Firm in Pennsylvania”

If you're in need of a Worker's Compensation lawyer, do not doubt that Larry Pitt and Associates is the Best Worker's Compensation Law Firm in Pennsylvania

Regina Lopez

hreview
5.0
2019-05-23T17:14:50+00:00

Regina Lopez

If you're in need of a Worker's Compensation lawyer, do not doubt that Larry Pitt and Associates is the Best Worker's Compensation Law Firm in Pennsylvania

“Excellent Communication”

Excellent communication and accommodating staff at all time

Salvatore M.

hreview
5.0
2019-05-16T15:09:58+00:00

Salvatore M.

Excellent communication and accommodating staff at all time

“Contact this Firm”

I would recommend all who are fighting a claim to contact this firm.

Andrea Carpenter

hreview
5.0
2019-05-15T16:29:34+00:00

Andrea Carpenter

I would recommend all who are fighting a claim to contact this firm.

“No Regrets”

These people really know what there doing, I felt comfortable from the moment I walked in till I left...I have no regrets what so ever...and I never right reviews...rs.

Ralphael Ramos

hreview
5.0
2019-05-15T14:19:06+00:00

Ralphael Ramos

These people really know what there doing, I felt comfortable from the moment I walked in till I left...I have no regrets what so ever...and I never right reviews...rs.
5
10

Contact Larry Pitt

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.