Injured Home Attendants May Be Entitled to Workers Compensation in Virginia

 

Do you provide health care services to sick, injured, and elderly patients who live at home? If so you likely face many hazards each day that could cause serious injuries. Like other medical providers, home health attendants have the right to seek workers’ compensation benefits in Virginia when their injuries require medical care and cause them to miss time from work.

 

Virginia workers compensation lawyer Corey Pollard helps injured employees throughout Virginia, including home health attendants, get the benefits and workers compensation settlements they deserve. If you or a loved one has been hurt on the job, you can trust us to guide you through the workers’ comp process so that you get a favorable resolution. Health care professionals are a group of workers we represent regularly.

 

Your Workers’ Comp Guide from Start to Finish

 

Home health care aides provide many types of services to patients. From administering medication to cooking and cleaning to changing the patient to physical therapy, home attendants are at risk for many injuries. These include:

 

  • Lifting injuries to the back, neck, knees, and shoulders while transferring the patient
  • Slip-and-fall injuries while walking to, from, and in the patient’s home.
  • Orthopedic and mental injuries from being attacked by a patient.
  • Orthopedic injuries and traumatic brain injuries while transporting a patient to and from medical appointments.
  • Exposure to blood, chemicals, and toxic substances in the patient’s home.
  • Needle pricks, which can lead to the spread of certain diseases.

 

Our law firm has helped hundreds of injured workers across the Commonwealth of Virginia. When you choose us, we’ll work with you every step of the way so that you understand how to strengthen your case so that you receive every benefit possible. We’ll file your initial claim, appeal the insurance company denial, handle discovery, and present your case at trial. And if you’re unable to return to work as a home health attendant we can help you get approved for Social Security Disability benefits.

 

You Pay Us Nothing Unless We Recover Benefits for You

 

Call Corey Pollard for help as soon as you’re hurt at work. You don’t have to worry about paying for an attorney. We handle all cases on a contingency basis. This means you pay no fee unless we get you approved for workers’ compensation benefits or negotiate a lump sum settlement.

 

To learn more about how our Richmond lawyer can help, call 804-251-1620 or e-mail us for a free case evaluation.