Lawrence & Associates Help an Employee of a Hospital Who Denied That She Was Injured On the Job
Posted on Thursday, November 13th, 2014 at 8:03 am
Everyday employees are injured while on the job and everyday employers and insurance companies try to deny those injuries have happened on the job because they are trying to minimize the value of claims. Our goal is to help our clients get the medical care they need to recover as much as possible. We want to share a recent case we handled to give you an idea of what we can do for our clients. We will supply as many details as possible while still respecting our clients need for privacy.
Our client was an employee of a Northern Kentucky hospital who fell while transporting a patient. She hurt her shoulder and neck in the fall, but went home that day hoping the pain would go away. Unfortunately it didn’t, and when she reported the fall to her supervisor, the hospital immediately denied that she had been injured at work and denied any Workers’ Compensation coverage.
What We Did
Our client asked us to determine whether she had a claim. Upon investigation, we found that the patient she was transporting was willing to testify that he had seen the client’s fall and heard her complain of shoulder pain. We gave this information to the hospital and informed them that a claim would be filed if the hospital did not accept its obligations to pay for medical treatment and Temporary Total Disability (TTD) under Kentucky’s Workers’ Compensation laws.
The hospital backed down and agreed to pay for TTD and medical treatment without the need for a claim. Our client was delighted that she was able to move on with her life without the time and difficulty of filing a claim.
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Common Types of Work Injuries….
- Back injuries and herniated discs
- Head injuries and spinal cord injuries
- Meniscus tears and other knee injuries
- Shoulder injuries and rotator cuff damage
- Complex regional pain syndrome
- Exposure to toxic substances, including chemicals and mold
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive motion injuries
- Construction accidents, including scaffolding collapses, falls and injuries caused by heavy equipment
- Broken bones
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