Over 18 million people work in healthcare which includes doctors, physicians, nurses, physical therapists, diagnostic specialists, assistants and so many more.  If you or a family member are one of these dedicated, hard workers and were injured or became ill in the course of performing your duties, you have rights to compensation so you can get well and back to work.

Healthcare Is One of the Most Challenging Work Environments

For most healthcare workers, employment in this industry means long hours and many potential hazards. The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the following as the most frequently reported injuries to healthcare workers:

  • Punctures and cuts from sharps
  • Sprains, strains and back injuries
  • Head trauma
  • Contusions
  • Broken bones

Causes of Injuries

Healthcare worker injuries are caused by a number of factors that are somewhat inherent to hospitals and other medical facilities.  Employers are responsible for having measures in place to protect their workers from known hazards.  Unfortunately, some employers choose not to provide all equipment, training, and assistance necessary and injuries frequently occur as a result of this negligence.  The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and OSHA show that most injuries in the healthcare field are due to:

  • Patient violence:  An increasing problem over the last 20 years
  • Patient Handling: Litting, moving, transferring, and repositioning patients without needed assistance and/or electrical equipment and machinery
  • Repetitive motion and/or overexertion:  Long hours and lifting or repositioning patients can exact a toll
  • Slips and falls:  All too common in a field involving spills, fluids, frequent cleaning and items left on the floor in moments where immediate patient care is required

Healthcare Workers Deserve Respect and Quality Legal Help in the Event of a Workplace Injury

When you’ve been on the front lines helping save lives and making people well and then suffer a work-related injury or illness, you deserve immediate help. Espinoza & Brock is dedicated to helping workers by working hard for them to get the medical benefits and lost wages compensation they and their families so urgently need.  Regardless of legal status and regardless of the complexity of the case, we have the skill and expertise you’ll want on your side.

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What Sets Espinoza & Brock Apart?

We are one of the few firms in Texas that focuses on helping workers.  We can handle all aspects of a work injury case.  Additionally, our founder, Javier Espinoza, comes from a family of hard workers and intimately knows what they face living paycheck to paycheck.

His father worked construction and as a first-generation American immigrant, Javier grew up with dreams of excelling and becoming a leader to communities needing a voice for policy change.

Javier himself worked construction while supporting a family of his own and going to college.  He has built a team of lawyers and other legal professionals who feel the same way he does.  We have offices in San Antonio and El Paso and hope to spread our brand of dedicated, personalized representation throughout the state.  To us, you are family when you become our client so contact an attorney on our team now to schedule a free initial consultation if you are a healthcare worker and suffered an injury.

You Work Hard to Care For Others, Now Let Us Work Hard to Care For You

You have a right to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, lost earning potential and more after an injury—whether your employer carries workers’ compensation or not.  Don’t face this alone.  Call our Firm today to discuss your healthcare injury case with a work injury attorney in San Antonio and see what we can do to help you.

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