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Compensation for Injured Nurses & Hospital Workers in Albany, GA

Helping Healthcare Staff Recover from Workplace Injuries

Each year hundreds of thousands of hospital staff are injured in the workplace. When those accidents happen, the Law Offices of William F. Underwood, III, P.C. are here to help. We have helped many clients throughout Dougherty County to file their workers’ compensation claims and fight for the resources they need to fully recover from their injuries. As the sums involved in these cases can be substantial, having an experienced Albany, GA hospital workers’ comp attorney on your side can make a big difference in the outcome of your case.

If you have been injured while working in a hospital, you may be entitled to compensation. Call (229) 999-4476 to speak with the Law Offices of William F. Underwood, III, P.C. Or fill out our online contact form.

Common Hospital Workplace Injuries

As hospitals are filled with disease and hazard materials, working in them can be more dangerous than many would think. If you have been injured, it is important that you take the steps necessary to file your claim and begin the workers’ compensation process.

Some injury risks hospital workers face can include:

  • Needle sticks
  • Communicable diseases
  • Slips and falls
  • Strains from handling materials
  • Overexertion
  • Being injured by a patient

Nursing Injuries Statistics

According to data collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 74% of nonfatal injuries and illnesses suffered by registered nurses occurred in hospitals.

The same 2016 study showed the following:

  • Over 700 nurses suffered occupational injuries or illnesses within the first 3 months of service with their employer
  • Over 6,400 nurses suffered injury or illness within the first one to five years of service
  • Overexertion and slip and fall injuries made up more than 70% of nonfatal injuries suffered by nurses during 2016
  • Nurses aged 45-54 years old are more likely to suffer work-related injury or illness

How an Experienced Hospital Workers' Compensation Lawyer Can Help

Georgia’s workers’ compensation laws can be complicated. Workers can be liable for their injuries due to Comparative Fault laws, and hospital insurance providers will do everything they can to avoid paying a settlement, even if it means assigning fault to the injured employee. At the Law Offices of William F. Underwood, III, P.C., we have experience dealing with insurers and understand the kinds of strategies they will use to paint you as a negligent employee. Workplace injuries can have long-lasting consequences. Hiring an experienced workers’ comp attorney can help you avoid paying a lifetime of medical bills.

Learn more about the potential legal options you have available. Call the Law Offices of William F. Underwood, III, P.C. today by dialing (229) 999-4476. Our hospital workers' compensation attorneys are here to help get you back on your feet!

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