Charlottesville Virginia Workers’ Compensation

Healthcare Accidents

Charlottesville Virginia Workers’ Compensation Healthcare Accidents

If you are a healthcare professional and have been injured on the job, you may be entitled to Virginia workers’ compensation benefits.

Hospitals have some of the highest rates of workplace injuries in the United States.  In fact, hospitals can average 6-8 workplace accidents each day.  This number is nearly double that for injuries in other sectors throughout the nation.

Reporting Injuries

Even though healthcare workers are at high risk for injuries, they tend to avoid reporting their injuries to their employers.  Research shows that approximately 24% of healthcare workers report switching shifts or taking sick time rather than making a workers’ compensation claim.

Common Healthcare Injuries

Healthcare workers are at risk for many types of injuries, including:

  • Back injuries
  • Injuries from falls
  • Cuts and stabs from sharp objects
  • Injuries caused by violent or out of control patients
  • Acute stress
  • Exposures to chemicals, pathogens, waste, etc.
  • Ergonomic hazards

Why Healthcare Workers Should File Workers’ Compensation Claims?

The average cost of medical care for injuries within the healthcare field is approximately $15,000.  When injured healthcare workers decide not to file a claim, they often must cover those expenses out of pocket.

When healthcare workers are injured, they often put their patients at risk from errors or injuries incurred when being lifted.  Also, healthcare workers provide better care and are overall happier when they are not trying to work through injuries.

Injured healthcare workers should keep in mind that Virginia workers’ compensation is a no-fault system.  Because of this, injured workers are not suing their employers but are just making a claim for the insurance benefits their employers have already paid for.

What A Charlottesville Virginia Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Will Do For You

If you are a healthcare worker in Virginia and were injured in a work accident, an experienced Virginia Workers’ Compensation lawyer will help you file a “Claim for Benefits” and gather all of the evidence about your injury.

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What to Look For in a Charlottesville Virginia Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

Injured in your job as a healthcare worker?  Is the insurance company giving you the run around?

Worried about paying your bills while you are recovering from your injury?

If these questions describe your concerns, you may need a Charlottesville Virginia Workers’ Compensation lawyer to help you make the best decisions for your case.

When choosing a lawyer, you should look for someone who specializes in Virginia Workers’ Compensation cases and who understands healthcare-related injuries.  A lawyer who usually handles criminal or divorce cases, wills and other legal matters will likely not have the depth of experience needed to maximize your workers’ comp claim.

Our team of Virginia workers’ compensation attorneys at the Ritchie Law Firm has been successful in handling thousands of workers’ compensation claims over the past several decades.  We have won substantial recoveries in Virginia workers’ compensation healthcare cases.

When you health and family are on the line, we go into BATTLE for you!

Call us today!  800-277-6124  

There’s no fee to talk to us, and we’re paid only if we win your case.

 

What Our Clients Say

5-Star Review from a vehicle accident client

“The truck came across the center line and side-swiped my car. My wife and I were both injured in the accident. The Volvo was totaled. My wife needed surgery on her knee. I was suffering from post-traumatic stress as a result of the accident. It affected me far more seriously than I would have expected. I needed legal help and I went to the Ritchie Law Firm. This was a very difficult case because of complicated medical issues and the Ritchie Law Firm was able to handle the problem. They worked very hard for me. I was very satisfied with the outcome. They were a great help to my wife and I. If you’ve been injured, I recommend you call the Ritchie Law Firm.”

Peter Crawford

Scheduling Your Free Case Evaluation with a Charlottesville Virginia Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

When you schedule a free case evaluation with our team of accident attorneys, we’ll ask you to bring any documentation from your employer as well as any medical papers you have. We’ll go over all of the specifics about your work injury and witnesses.

You’ll have the opportunity to meet the legal assistant handling your case, and go over the process, timeline, and contact process for working together.

Still need a little more information? Download our Virginia Workers’ Compensation booklet for more

Tell Us What Happened

Get in touch with us today so we can evaluate your Charlottesville Virginia workers’ compensation case. We’ll take a look at your case for free, and we handle most cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we’re only paid if we win. You’ve got enough to deal with, let us handle your injury claim.

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