Who Takes Care Of You When You’re Injured?

You may be one of the many nurses, nursing assistants or nursing aides here in Santa Ana who spend their days caring for others suffering from illnesses or injuries. What people often overlook is that you face numerous risks when it comes to the work you do, and you may end up becoming the patient.

Each day, you perform a variety of tasks that put you at risk for injury or illness such as the following:

  • Lifting heavy patients
  • Attacks from patients
  • Walking and standing on hard floors during your shift
  • Walking on slippery floors
  • Using needles and other sharp instruments

You could suffer an injury from a work accident, or the strain of performing your daily work duties could result in a cumulative injury. Some of the injuries that health care workers suffer include the following:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Chronic neck, shoulder or back pain
  • Broken bones
  • Chronic knee, leg or foot pain
  • Cuts and punctures
  • Infections
  • Blood borne illnesses
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

Neither of these lists is exhaustive by any stretch of the imagination. In any case, you now need medical care and may be unable to work during your recovery.

You may be entitled to California workers' compensation benefits to cover your medical costs and a portion of your lost income, but you may be unsure how to obtain these benefits. You may also be unaware of any of the benefits you may be entitled to. During this time, you may need someone to take care of you by helping you through the process of receiving the benefits you deserve.

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The compassionate and experienced attorneys at Katnik & Katnik Lawyers understand that you should have the freedom to focus on your recovery without worrying about the cost of your medical and medical-related care or wondering how you will keep up with your normal household bills.

We care about our clients as you care about your patients. Our attorneys provide you that same dedication in a friendly atmosphere that doesn't treat you like just another file. If you suffered a work-related injury or illness, we can help. You may either call us at 714-547-0848 or fill out and submit our online contact form.

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