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

“They Go Above and Beyond”

The staff of Larry Pitt & Associates cannot be more helpful when going through a tremendously tough time. They are there for you and have answers for you before you even ask. They go above and beyond and are always on top of their game. Their time, consideration and professionalism are more than anyone can ask for. Highly recommend them and their services they provide!

Terri Delaney

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Terri Delaney

The staff of Larry Pitt & Associates cannot be more helpful when going through a tremendously tough time. They are there for you and have answers for you before you even ask. They go above and beyond and are always on top of their game. Their time, consideration and professionalism are more than anyone can ask for. Highly recommend them and their services they provide!

“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

Ryan Hoffman

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2018-11-16T18:57:03+00:00

Ryan Hoffman

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

A friend recommended Larry Pitt and associates to me after being hurt at work.

A friend recommended Larry Pitt and associates to me after being hurt at work. They were incredibly compassionate and handled my case professionally with an outstanding outcome.

D.R., client

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D.R., client

A friend recommended Larry Pitt and associates to me after being hurt at work. They were incredibly compassionate and handled my case professionally with an outstanding outcome.

“Thank you for being so professional..”

"Thank you for being so professional in the way you and your staff handles my case. I am a little late showing my appreciation, but thank you so much. If I ever need someone to represent me again, you would be the ones!"

Annette P. Walls

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Annette P. Walls

"Thank you for being so professional in the way you and your staff handles my case. I am a little late showing my appreciation, but thank you so much. If I ever need someone to represent me again, you would be the ones!"

“I want to thank you for your excellent representation”

"I want to thank you for your excellent representation of me and keeping your word. You asked me to hold on and things would be resolved in the Spring, and they were. Ariana’s graduation was beautiful and I was able to give her everything I wanted, including her class ring.

Also and not forgotten, Luba! She was so patient and attentive to me even when I was hysterical. Ha! Ha!"

Dierdre P.

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Dierdre P.

"I want to thank you for your excellent representation of me and keeping your word. You asked me to hold on and things would be resolved in the Spring, and they were. Ariana’s graduation was beautiful and I was able to give her everything I wanted, including her class ring. Also and not forgotten, Luba! She was so patient and attentive to me even when I was hysterical. Ha! Ha!"

“Thank you so much for hearing my cry for help!”

"Thank you so much for hearing my cry for help! You have always been there and I feel very comfortable with this Firm. It is wonderful people like you that makes me feel so Proud of Larry Pitt & Associates. Once again Thank You!"

John Rodriguez

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2018-11-16T15:49:08+00:00

John Rodriguez

"Thank you so much for hearing my cry for help! You have always been there and I feel very comfortable with this Firm. It is wonderful people like you that makes me feel so Proud of Larry Pitt & Associates. Once again Thank You!"

“I want to thank you for representing me and for everything you guys have done for me.”

"I want to thank you for representing me and for everything you guys have done for me. I am extremely happy with the outcome-especially since my boss didn't show up at the final hearing. Thanks for your patience and understanding and most of all-compassion. I truly appreciate all your help."

Jennifer Kitz

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2018-11-16T15:48:34+00:00

Jennifer Kitz

"I want to thank you for representing me and for everything you guys have done for me. I am extremely happy with the outcome-especially since my boss didn't show up at the final hearing. Thanks for your patience and understanding and most of all-compassion. I truly appreciate all your help."

“Life is much more than business. But, business is about relationships..”

"Peace & blessings to you, sir. With a lot of prayers for you and your family. Life is much more than business. But, business is about relationships. Mr. Pitt, I honor ours. Please sir, let’s keep in touch from time to time."

Salin Muhammed

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2018-11-16T15:46:15+00:00

Salin Muhammed

"Peace & blessings to you, sir. With a lot of prayers for you and your family. Life is much more than business. But, business is about relationships. Mr. Pitt, I honor ours. Please sir, let’s keep in touch from time to time."

“I was very nervous going into this lawsuit but they made me feel very confident.”

I was very nervous going into this lawsuit but they made me feel very confident. I dealt with the lawyers and Phyllis - they were all great! My phone calls were returned in a timely manner, they were very professional, and they were also very realistic about my case. They settled my case and I am very pleased with the outcome. I would absolutely recommend Larry Pitt and Associates to others!

M.W., Client

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2018-11-16T15:35:54+00:00

M.W., Client

I was very nervous going into this lawsuit but they made me feel very confident. I dealt with the lawyers and Phyllis - they were all great! My phone calls were returned in a timely manner, they were very professional, and they were also very realistic about my case. They settled my case and I am very pleased with the outcome. I would absolutely recommend Larry Pitt and Associates to others!

“I worked with Murphy and was very satisfied with how my case was handled.”

I worked with Murphy and was very satisfied with how my case was handled. They were great! I had an auto accident and was very pleased with the service I received from Larry Pitt and Associates. They are very professional. I am very happy with my settlement and I would definitely recommend this firm to family and friends.

Anonymous, Client

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2018-11-16T15:35:09+00:00

Anonymous, Client

I worked with Murphy and was very satisfied with how my case was handled. They were great! I had an auto accident and was very pleased with the service I received from Larry Pitt and Associates. They are very professional. I am very happy with my settlement and I would definitely recommend this firm to family and friends.
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