Injuries While Moving Patients Lawyers In Dayton, Ohio
Nurses, nurse assistants and orderlies suffer a high rate of injuries in Ohio hospitals, nursing homes and other health care settings. Many of these injuries occur while moving patients.
If you have suffered a back or other injury while moving patients, the attorneys at Hochman & Plunkett in Dayton are committed to helping you obtain the medical care you need and the compensation you deserve. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. To better serve our clients, we have offices in Dayton, Cincinnati, Springfield and Troy.
Lifting Injuries And Workers' Compensation
Health care workers can suffer neck, back, shoulder and muscle injuries when moving a patient into a wheelchair, repositioning a patient, bathing a patient or assisting a patient in a bathroom. Many injuries occur when moving heavy patients.
There are two types of injuries:
- Sudden onset injuries from a single lifting event
- Stress injuries that occur over time
As long as your injury is work-related, it is covered by workers' compensation. Even if you had an existing back injury, your injury may be covered if your condition worsened as a result of your work activity.
Your employer's managed care organization (MCO) may deny your injury claim for a variety of reasons. For example, it may say that the injury was not work-related or that the injury does not prevent you from working. Our lawyers are often successful in helping health care workers obtain benefits, even after their initial claim was denied.
Healthcare Worker's Injury Attorneys In Cincinnati
If you have suffered injuries while moving patients in Dayton or anywhere in Ohio, call our attorneys at 937-684-4607 in Dayton, 513-276-4022 in Cincinnati, 937-688-2551 in Springfield, 937-524-0115 in Troy or toll free at 877-623-6863. You can also contact us online.