Denver Healthcare Worker Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one is a healthcare worker and you have received a workplace injury or illness, we want to make sure you know you’re not alone as you navigate what to do next.

For 30 years, Denver healthcare workers have trusted the Eley Law Firm to help with workers’ compensation cases. We help with issues surrounding benefit adjustment, documentation, and representing injured clients at hearings – and we can do the same for you.

Contact us today to request a free, no-obligation review today.

Types Of Healthcare Worker Positions Eligible For Workers’ Compensation

Whenever someone thinks of “healthcare workers,” they likely think of doctors and nurses. Those positions are almost certainly eligible for workers’ compensation if injured.

Additionally, if these healthcare positions are employed full-time, they will likely qualify for workers’ compensation if the worst happens.

  • Home Health Aid
  • Psychologist or Psychiatrist
  • Penal Health Care Staff
  • Physical Therapist
  • Dietician
  • Hospital Chaplain
  • Social Worker
  • Pharmacist

The attorneys with Eley Law Firm also work with nurses to negotiate their workers’ compensation claims as well. Contact our Denver nurse injury lawyers today.

Not All Organizations Need To Carry Workers’ Compensation Insurance

There are also exceptions to what employers need workers’ compensation coverage in Colorado according to the Colorado Workers’ Compensation Act, which includes the following:

  • Sole proprietors and partners in a partnership
  • Licensed real estate agents and brokers working solely on commission.
  • Officers of corporations or members of Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) who own more than 10% of the company
  • Drivers under a lease agreement with a common or contract carrier

Considering the nature of a healthcare worker’s job, it is very unlikely that they would be employed by an organization not required to carry workers’ compensation.

Common Situations That Cause Injury To Denver Healthcare Workers

The following list explores some of the most common causes of workplace accidents in healthcare settings.

  • Slips and Falls
  • Poor Ergonomics
  • Struck By Object
  • Overexertion
  • Workplace Violence
  • Exposure to Hazardous Substances

These circumstances can cause physical injuries such as broken bones, strains and sprains, repetitive motion injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. They can also cause mental illnesses, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD is now covered under Colorado’s workers’ compensation act as a qualifying illness as of recently.

Additionally, exposure to hazardous and toxic substances can cause many diseases and contracting blood-borne pathogens that would likely qualify workers for workers’ compensation.

Trust Eley Law Firm to Fight for Your Workers’ Compensation Benefits As A Denver Healthcare Worker

You put in the long hours and the sleepless nights to be able to provide a form of care for vulnerable and sick people. That can take a toll on anyone.

Robust workers’ compensation protections aim to get the care you need due to a work-related injury. Even if the injury or incident would be considered your fault, that doesn’t matter due to Colorado’s No-Fault workers’ compensation system. And if your hospital or parent organization is trying to claim your injuries didn’t occur because of your job, the Denver workplace injury attorneys at Eley Law Firm are ready to fight for your rights to benefits.

At Eley Law Firm, we provide the legal guidance you need after a work-related injury. The competitive pricing structure that we provide clients ensures that you are not charged a dime in compensation unless we win your case.

Get in touch with the team at Eley Law Firm to get more information and to book your free case review.

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