With more than 55,000 employees, Sutter Health is one of the largest health care networks in California, especially in and around Sacramento. Those employees range from physicians and surgeons to administrators, office personnel, therapists, nurses and health care aides and other support personnel. Statistically, working in a hospital is one of the most dangerous jobs that a person can have. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 7% of all people who work in hospitals suffer some type of injury every year. Here are some of the more common causes of injuries that are suffered:
- Overexertion when lifting, bending and overexertion injuries in pushing and moving patients in wheelchairs, beds and gurneys.
- Slip-and-falls and trip-and-falls.
- Injuries caused by violent patients.
- Needlestick injuries and other injuries from sharp objects.
- Exposure to blood-borne diseases and illnesses.
- Exposure to radioactive materials.
- Hazardous cleaning materials that irritate the lungs.
What to Do in the Event of a Work-Related Injury at Sutter Health
Upon suffering a serious injury in the course of your employment at Sutter Health, notify your supervisor immediately. If you’re physically able to so, complete a DWC 1 form and retain a copy of it. Obtain immediate medical treatment and follow all instructions. After that, contact us to arrange for a free consultation and case review. We’ll be pleased to answer your questions.
Complicated Defenses Can Be Raised
Californians can file a workers’ compensation claim without the benefit of an attorney, but they’re placing themselves at a big disadvantage. As a California employer, Sutter Health is required to cover its employees with workers’ compensation insurance. The cause, nature and extent of an alleged work-related injury can all come to issue. What you don’t know about California workers’ compensation law can come back to hurt you for a second time. That’s why you’re in need of a Sacramento workers’ compensation lawyer from the moment that you’re seriously injured on the job with Sutter Health. That includes employment as a home health care or home hospice worker.
Any Health Care Worker Can Get Hurt on the Job
Health care industry accidents aren’t limited to nurses and patient care personnel. A person who works in health care administration or patient accounts can suffer a serious injury while on the job. As per California workers’ compensation law, the general rule is that a worker who was injured in the course of his or her employment is covered by workers compensation insurance, even the accident and injury occurred as a result of that workers’ own carelessness and negligence.
Contact a Sacramento Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Today
In almost all cases when someone is injured on the job, the worker will get the best possible outcome by hiring an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer.
Complete that DWC 1 form and seek immediate medical care and treatment after any serious work-related injury at Sutter Health. Then, contact our offices right away for that free consultation and case review with a Sacramento workers’ compensation lawyer from our offices. You can tell us what happened, and we’ll be happy to answer your questions. Then, we can advise you on all of your options under California workers’ compensation law. If we’re retained to represent you, our goal will be to obtain the maximum settlement or award that you deserve.