Home Healthcare Work: The Risks
When you think of jobs that carry a high risk for injury, being a home healthcare aide or a personal care assistant may not be one of the first things to come to mind. These workers come to the homes of those who are not able to care for themselves on their own and help them with things such as meal preparation, eating, bathing, and cleaning. However, this type of work has a high rate of injury – especially of multiple injuries – and high turnover.
If you were injured in your work providing home healthcare, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. For assistance in applying for benefits or sorting out the details of your case, contact the Raleigh workers’ compensation lawyers of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, today by calling 919-851-3311.
Types of Home Healthcare Injuries
There are many ways home healthcare workers can be injured, including:
- Injuring the back while lifting someone
- Being physically assaulted by someone not in control of their emotions or behaviors
- Being exposed to illnesses or toxins in the home
- Being injured by objects in unsafe condition
Any of these injuries, or others received while doing this kind of work, could cause serious problems for an individual. They also may affect their ability to work. If this has happened to you, workers’ compensation can help you meet your financial needs while you recuperate.
Contact the Raleigh workers’ compensation lawyers at Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, if you were injured working as a home health aide and need financial assistance. Call 919-851-3311 to speak with a caring and qualified attorney.