New York City Healthcare Workers' Compensation Attorney

Injured working in NYC healthcare?

Being injured in a field where you are supposed to be treating injuries is not something healthcare workers think about. However, when you are exposed to certain tools, chemicals, illnesses, etc. you are put into a higher risk of being in an accident. In NY, as a healthcare worker, you are entitled to workers’ compensation. This even includes if you have contracted COVID-19 within the workplace.

Work with us at the Law Offices of Edmond J. Hakimian. We handle any and all complex cases of workers’ compensation for healthcare workers in all five NYC boroughs and LI. Our attorneys and paralegals assist you in the process, and help you get the compensation you deserve when you’re injured in the workplace.

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Workers' Compensation for Healthcare Workers in New York and Long Island

NYC Healthcare Workers’ Accidents

As bustling and beautiful New York City is, it also has its fair share of unexpected injuries. With it being so condensed and busy, many people come in and out of clinics and hospitals. This makes it harder to stay careful and focused, and may result in random accidents.

Slips, trips, falls


Fires and explosions

Equipment and machine accidents

Exposure to harmful substances

Exposure to illnesses and infections

Data from the NYS DOL show that healthcare workers face higher accidents and injuries than others like office workers. It goes up for larger hospitals and more for public sectors. Thus, it’s important to know the common causes and make sure to prevent these accidents!

Common Causes of Healthcare Worker Accidents

Prevention is key in making sure you’re safe. An accident can change your life significantly.

Lack of proper uniform equipment such as masks and gloves

Mishandling of equipment and machinery

Slipping or falling from lack of floor signage

Lifting people, wheelchairs, etc. more than you can

Harm from psychiatric patients

All of these common accidents can result in serious injuries that can cause lifelong stress.


With no safety equipment or precautions taken at the workplace, serious injuries can arise. These include:

Large cuts and burns

Stress injuries like head and back

Internal injury from toxins and chemicals

Lifelong infectious diseases

Harm from psychiatric patients


Injuries can happen in an instant. Whether minor or more severe, you are entitled to benefits when these accidents happen in healthcare.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Healthcare Workers

If you are a nurse, doctor, EMT, or healthcare worker and got injured in a hospital or healthcare facility at some point during work, you are legally entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. In New York State, all employers are legally obligated to have workers’ compensation insurance which has your back covered in case of a healthcare accident. These benefits may include, but are not limited to the following:

Medical Care

Workers are covered with medical treatment/care and reimbursed for medical expenses including doctor visits, testing, prescription, surgery, and more.

Lost Wage Reimbursement

Workers temporarily unable to go back to work are able to receive reimbursements for lost wages. These cash payments are usually 2/3 of their average weekly wages or maximum approved payment.

Permanent Disability Benefits

Also called Scheduled Loss of Use (SLU), these are cash benefits paid to workers who have suffered permanent injuries and are unable to return back to work.

Vocational Rehabilitation

If the injury has caused the worker to not be able to return back to their previous job field, vocational rehabilitation allows them to receive employment through training benefits and job placement.

Death Benefits for Family Members

If a worker suffers a fatal injury resulting in death, surviving family members are able to receive to receive death benefits and payments for funeral expenses.

Regardless if you were totally to blame for the accident, workers’ compensation in NYC is a no-fault system. No party is to blame, which means you can get workers’ compensation benefits after a healthcare workplace accident.

Don’t wait to talk to a lawyer! If you were hurt on the job, call us at The Law Offices of Edmond J. Hakimian. Our experienced factory accident lawyers in NYC are ready to help you get the fair compensation you deserve!

We handle all complex cases, get a free case review/consultation. And you pay no fees until you win your case! Call our office today or use our contact form and let us help you get justice!

Queens-based NYC Workers’ Compensation Attorney Edmond Hakimian

Edmond J. Hakimian, Esq.

Workers’ Compensation Attorney
in New York City & Long Island

The Law Offices of Edmond J. Hakimian PC. represents knowledge and years of experience advocating for our New York City and Long Island clients in the area of workers’ compensation, work injury compensation, personal injury compensation, social security disability, as well as legal protection for uninsured employers.

Call now and get a free healthcare worker accident legal consultation and case evaluation. Pay nothing unless your case is won!

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