Occupational Dangers of Treatment Facilities
Working with the mentally ill, the elderly, or individuals with addictions requires a person to place him or herself daily in a potentially dangerous situation on a daily basis. Although the employees of mental hospitals, nursing homes, and rehabilitation facilities receive training to help them contend with the dangers that are present, the unpredictability of these environments can sometimes render that training virtually useless. Some incidents may result in injuries that require medical treatment and missed work time due to recovery. In these circumstances it becomes appropriate for an injured worker to file a claim seeking workers’ compensation benefits.
If you have been the victim of an occupational accident or incident while performing work-related tasks, then we can help you in your effort to obtain the benefits that you are due under the law. Contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 to speak with an experienced attorney who is committed to protecting the rights of injured Iowa workers.
Injuries Attributable to Resident Violence
Mental illness, age, and the throes of addiction can all lead otherwise reasonable people to behave and act in a manner that they would not if they were not so afflicted. Unfortunately, one of the most common ways that this can manifest itself is in outbursts of violence. These episodes may be driven by fear, anger, or other factors, but all have the potential to result in the injury of a facility worker. Injuries attributable to resident violence may include:
- Fractured bones
- Severe contusions
- Severe lacerations
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Infections in wounds due to biting, cutting, or piercing
The work that you have chosen to pursue should not be tainted by a reluctant workers’ compensation insurance company. Contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 for the legal help you need to get the benefits you are due.