TOP RATED MINNEAPOLIS LAW FIRM LAWYER FOR HOME HEALTHCARE WORKERS
Home healthcare workers are at the frontline of exposure to Covid and other infections. They also suffer injuries to their necks, backs, shoulders and other body parts due to lifting patients and assisting them with movements.
The most common injuries to home health care workers are sprains, strains, and other injuries to the musculoskeletal system. Recently, They are in the frontline of exposure to Covid and other infections. They are also exposed to the hazards of chemicals, hazardous drugs, latex allergy, violence, and stress.
When this happens, they are entitled to receive benefits under the Minnesota Workers Compensation law. That includes benefits for the payment of medical bills, loss of wages, prescription medications, physical therapy, medical travel expenses, and permanent disabiltity benefits.
Schmidt and Salita represent many home healthcare workers. These include home health aides, personal care aides, nursing assistants and other care assistants. They are vital in helping people who need feeding, bathing, dressing, medical administration, and household chores. Unfortunately, these workers can often put themselves in harm’s way because of the very nature of taking care of individuals. They can be subjected to violence, abuse, aggressive pets, weapons, drug abuse and paraphernalia.
Often the Home healthcare worker is primarily working alone. The risks they face can be similar to other healthcare workers at facilities, with the exception of decreased control of their work environment, no policy and procedures, lack of training and unpredictability of their clients. The employer is still responsible and the health care worker is in the course and scope of employment while helping their client. Often employers will have check-ins, require cell phone contact and be wary of violent or troubled clients. Many national organizations including NIOSH, the National Institute for Safely and Health trace and track these issues.
For a deeper read the following post. https://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2021/09/02/hhc-violence/
The Schmidt Salita Law Team Handles a Wide Variety of Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team handles cases involving car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian car accidents, and bicycle accidents. It has many years’ experience in workers compensation , products liability and medical malpractice cases.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has extensive experience with concussion injuries, traumatic brain injuries, neck and back injuries, whiplash injuries, broken bones, injured joint injuries (knee, hip, shoulder, wrist, ankle, spinal), amputation injuries, and vision and eye injuries.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has offices through out the State of Minnesota. Its primary location is at Ridgedale Office Center in Minnetonka, near the intersection of I394 and I494. The offices are handicap accessible with ample parking.
The Schmidt Salita Team Offers Contingent Fee Arrangements.
The firm offers contingent fee agreements (You don’t pay lawyers fees until you collect and then only as a percentage of the settlement). It also offers home and hospital visits to clients whose injuries present difficulty in coming to the office.
“PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS WITH A PERSONAL TOUCH!”
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has locations throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Osseo, Anoka, Coon Rapids, Brooklyn Center, Fridley, Blaine, Shoreview, Woodbury, Falcon Heights, Columbia Park, Stillwater, Hastings, Inver Grove, Cottage Grove, South St. Paul, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Savage, Shakopee, Richfield, Bloomington, Chaska, Chanhassen, Edina, Eden Prairie, and Hopkins.