Health Care Workers and Workplace Injuries: 5 Facts to Know (Pt. 3)

August 15, 2014

Wrapping up our blog series Health Care Workers and Workplace Injuries: 5 Facts to Know, below we will discuss some final important facts to know about workplace injuries among (and protections for) health care workers.

Additional Facts about Workplace Injuries and Protections for Health Care Workers

Fact 4 – OSHA conducts very few inspections of health care facilities to ensure they are safe for workers.

The most important fact to know about workplace injuries among health care workers is that, after such injuries, these people can rely on Jennifer Bisset to get them the benefits they deserve.

The most important fact to know about workplace injuries among health care workers is that, after such injuries, these people can rely on Jennifer Bisset to get them the benefits they deserve.

Similar to Public Citizen’s findings that OSHA has very few standards in place to regulate health care facilities and protect their workers (as discussed in the second part of this blog), so too does OSHA reportedly not conduct very many inspections of these facilities to ensure that they are, in fact:

  • Safe for health care workers
  • Following the regulations that are currently in place.

In fact, as Health Care Workers Unprotected reported:

  • There are two times as many health care workers in the U.S. as there are construction workers.
  • OSHA conducts 20 times more inspections of construction sites as it does for health care facilities (including clinics, hospitals, etc.).

In the wake of Public Citizen’s report highlighting the risks of workplace injuries for health care workers, officials at OSHA have acknowledged that more needs to be done to protect this specific sector of the American workforce.

Speaking to this point, OSHA Director and Assistant Secretary of Labor David Michaels has stated, “it is unacceptable that the workers who have dedicated their lives to caring for our loved ones when they are sick are the very same workers who face the highest risk of work-related injury and illness.”

Fact 5 – Injured health care workers can rely on Jennifer Bisset to help them obtain the benefits they deserve.

While there clearly seems to be a high risk of workplace injuries for health care workers – and while OSHA seems to have failed to do much to protect these workers in the past, the good news is that injured health care workers have an advocate for their rights in Denver Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Jennifer Bisset.

In fact, Jennifer Bisset is here for injured health care workers when they’ve sustained workplace injuries and they need help obtaining workers’ compensation benefits. While injured workers can count on Jennifer Bisset to help them file and expeditiously resolve their claims, they can also rely on her to help them obtain the full amount of benefits to which they are entitled.

Denver Workers’ Compensation Lawyer at the Bisset Law Firm

Have you been injured at work? If so, Denver Workers’ Compensation Attorney Jennifer Bisset wants you to know that she is here to aggressively advocate your rights and help you obtain the benefits you need and deserve. All of the experienced legal professionals at the Bisset Law Firm are dedicated to providing each of our clients with the highest quality legal representation, keeping each of our clients informed and in the loop at every stage of their cases and, ultimately, helping them obtain the best possible results for their cases.

When you trust Denver Workers’ Compensation Attorney Jennifer Bisset to handle your claim, you can trust that she will keep you informed of the strengths and weaknesses of your case, the choices and possibilities that you have as you move through the process, and whether it makes sense to settle your case or go to trial.

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Contact Denver Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Jennifer Bisset by calling (303) 894-8900 to learn more about your rights and receive a professional evaluation of your case.

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