Employees who are nurses often suffer many job related injuries that go unreported. The job in itself is a tiresome one where you are on your feet all day long, bending to help patients, lifting those who are disabled, wheeling patients around, often getting pricked by needles and such.
But what happens when it is the nurse who needs care? Often times the people employed in this field are very compassionate towards others but in doing so neglect their own health needs. Nurses encounter many health hazards on a daily basis and if you are a nurse or know someone you should take full charge of your health when it comes to your job. If you have suffered even the slightest injury ALWAYS REPORT it to your employer and if its one that required medical attention such as physical therapy, doctor's visits , etc then you should consult a lawyer to determine the extent of your claims.
Some of the common injuries and hazards nurses face include but not limited to..
California Law Associates in Santa Ana, CA has worked with many Nurses who have suffered injuries including those who have had surgery for their accidents and knows how to handle your workers' compensation or personal injury claim promptly. Contact Us today for help with your claim.
California Workers' Compensation Law recognizes that Job related injuries can bring on bouts of stress, anxiety, physical pain, and even clinical depression. The main problem with this type of Injury, and yes it is an injury, is that it can be hard to prove in court. Insurance companies for your Employer will attempt to deny your claims related to stress and basically saying "prove it".
So how do you prove it exactly? Well the first step is obtaining a competent lawyer for yourself. Second, its getting your lawyer to send you to a doctor who is not associated with your employer. While your employer's doctor may be perfectly fine, a good attorney will want a Second or Third opinion of someone else to make sure we have all the best possible information and options for your claim.
After you see a doctor they evaluate you and your stress. In order to determine your work related injury is actually stressing you out you have to see a specialist in this area, typically a psychologist who is a licensed medical doctor. They run tests on you, ask you about your life, why you're stressed and what's causing your stress. After you are done treating with your doctor he issues medical reports that address the causation factors of your stress and anxiety. This is how the process works, after your reports determine your job related injury is the ACTUAL CAUSE or CONTRIBUTING FACTOR whether it be 100%, 50% or 10%. Any contributing factor MAY ENTITLE you to compensation.
If you or someone you know is suffering from work related stress contact California Law Associates today.
Typically independent contractors are not considered employees covered under California's Workers Compensation benefits. However sometimes there is exceptions and it depends on a number of factors that involve your job.
Factors considered in this include..
Whether you set your own hours or if you have a set schedule by a supervisor you must report to..
Whether you have to wear a uniform to work representing a company.. these are just some examples of what your lawyer would consider in helping handle your work related injury.
It's always good to speak to a professional to make sure you have all options available to you.
If you need a work injury attorney contact California Law Associates at 714-542-3377 or by filling out the contact form
Andria Holt is a J.D. graduate of Pacific Coast University School of Law who has been employed in the California Workers' Compensation Field since 2008.
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