Within our world today one individual that you will see at one point or another, no matter who you are, where your from, or what income will be a health professional. Whether it is a doctor that you are seeing for a sickness, a dentist who is there to help make sure your teeth are properly taken care of, or even a physical therapist after a car accident in order to make sure that your muscles and joints are properly working health professionals are everywhere and relate to all aspects of our life.
However, one profession is there with you every step of the way, and that is a nurse. Nurses are there to help make sure you get all the medication you need, what you need to make your stay at a hospital comfortable, and are even the ones that give your children the sucker right after they get their shots. Yet, why are these professionals not receiving the adequate worker’s compensation they deserve?
In one particular case a male nurse gained the illness hepatitis C as a result from working within an emergency room in a hospital. As a result the man, who apparently suffered from a pre-existing minor form of depression, eventually was unable to work due to the symptoms of the illness and an increased mental depression. In court the man did receive the damages for hepatitis C, but did not receive them for his heightened depression because it “did not prevent him from his current state of being unable to work”.
When you are employed and begin to experience signs of depression or other mental disorders make sure to seek out the help of a doctor, or licensed health professional. From there it is important to let your employer know of this condition so that they can be knowledgeable of your needs. If not, you could end up like this nurse and not receive secondary injury benefits, like his depression, and end up with more than you bargained for.
Worker’s compensation is a serious matter and should be handled carefully with a experienced attorney by your side. If not, you could easily have your secondary injury benefits gone in an instant.
Changes are constantly made within the field of employment, so if you plan on filing a workman’s compensation claim, it would be best to seek professional help. It is important to have someone on your side that knows the law and knows how to make it work for you. Michael R. Lawless, P.A., Attorney at Law specializes in these types of case. He provides a free consultation, including evenings and weekends by appointment, at their offices in Lenexa, Kansas or Grandview, Missouri offices. Call today at 1-800-734-3771, 913-681-5566 or 816-966-0099.