Workers’ Compensation for Injured Nurses in Chicago, Illinois
Nursing is hard and dangerous work.
After all, nurses face the same hazards that any other blue- or white-collar worker would face: Non-ergonomic workstations, tripping hazards, environmental toxins, and the like.
But at the same time, they also face a whole host of career-specific hazards – unique perils that are nearly exclusive to the medical field.
Sick patients can transmit everything from the flu or skin infections to bacterial illnesses. Dangerous compounds like benzene, heavy metals, or poisons can spill or make skin contact. Some can even explode.
In America, nurses tend to work under extremely stressful conditions and wildly unstable work schedules. The stress alone can cause high levels of cortisol in their bodies, leading to profoundly negative physiological consequences, both in the short- and long-term.
Sleep deprivation, depression, fatigue, and contentious encounters with patients, family members, or coworkers take their toll too.
These are real hardships that often warrant doctor’s visits and/or medical treatment. After all, care providers need care for themselves too. We’re all human.
In Illinois, the state Workers’ Comp system was set up to help nurses recover financial compensation for their injuries. But filing for that recovery is extremely difficult, and it’s easy to make mistakes. Even medical professionals often have their claims unfairly diminished or denied without an advocate on their side.
At Malman Law, we can help you file for Workers’ Comp effectively. That means completing the right forms, submitting them at the right times, and saying the right things.
Remember: If you miss notice or filing deadlines, say the wrong things to the insurance company, or even leave out information on your claims forms, you could unwittingly imperil your claim, or otherwise land in hot water. It happens more often than you might think.
As Chicago healthcare Workers’ Comp lawyers, it is our job to maximize our clients’ compensation wherever possible. We work hard to put our clients’ interests first and get them the money that they deserve.
The Occupational Risks of Nursing
Despite dedicating their careers to helping people heal, nurses often get the short end of the stick when it comes to collecting benefits.
That isn’t fair. At Malman Law, we understand that nursing is a high-risk profession, and that injured healthcare workers deserve compensation for the hardships that they incur in the service of others. We’re here to fight for their rights.
Common nursing injuries in Illinois include:
- Accidental needle pricks
- Assault or battery (from patients, relatives, coworkers, etc.)
- Auto accidents while traveling to or from the office or hospital
- Bone fractures
- Cardiac distress
- Chemical burns
- Elevated blood pressure and/or cortisone levels
- Emotional distress
- HAI (Hospital-Acquired Infections)
- HIV infection / exposure
- Other Infections (viral, bacterial, parasitic, etc.)
- Radiation-related illness
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Respiratory conditions caused by inhalation of particulate matter / toxins
- Stress injuries
- Toxic exposure
- Trip, slip, and fall injuries
- And more
If there’s one thing that our Chicago healthcare Workers’ Comp lawyers have in common with nurses, it’s that we’ve seen it all.
Whatever your injuries might look like, we’re here to help you in any way that we can. Please don’t hesitate to contact us as soon as possible.
Time Matters. Talk to Our Talented Legal Team As Soon As Possible.
Maybe you fractured your hip in a slip and fall during your twenty-first hour of a grueling rotation at a Chicago hospital, or perhaps you got into a car accident on the way to deliver a prescription to one of your patients. Whatever the case may be, if you’ve been injured in the line of nursing, you are not alone.
There may very well be a worthwhile path toward compensation for you, but your chances of an optimal outcome are much better with an aggressive and experienced team of legal advocates on your side.
Malman Law is dedicated to getting you the justice that you deserve. Our firm’s Zero Fee Guarantee means that you will never have to pay us a fee unless we get you money. There’s absolutely nothing to lose.
Strict time limits govern Illinois Workers’ Compensation claims, so it is in your best interest to take strategic action as soon as possible. Don’t delay. Get in touch with Chicago’s nurses workers’ comp lawyer and schedule a free consultation today.
Fill out our online request form or simply dial 888-836-5975 by phone. Our firm is here for you.