Workers' Compensation Attorney For Nursing Accidents

Health care workers such as nurses, nurse's assistants and home health aides suffer a high rate of on-the-job injuries. Unfortunately, in an attempt to control costs, some employers and workers' compensation insurance carriers may unfairly deny nursing-related disability claims.

At the Law Offices of Katherine L. Niven & Associates, PC, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, we represent nurses and other health care workers who are injured on the job. If your claim has been unfairly denied, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Founding attorney Katherine L. Niven served as chief counsel for the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers' Compensation and was a Pennsylvania workers' compensation judge.

Nurses And On-The-Job Injuries

Nurses serve as the hands of doctors in hospitals and often put their own health at risk to help patients. The following are examples of some of the many ways nurses are injured:

  • Needle pricks
  • Contracting contagious diseases such as MERS or AIDS
  • Back injuries from lifting heavy patients
  • Assault injuries
  • Slip-and-fall accidents

Some injuries are due to a single event, while others are caused by repeated trauma over time. As long as your injury was caused or aggravated by your work activities, you are covered by workers' compensation.

Nurses and third-party claims. If your injury was caused by the negligence of someone who does not work for your employer, you may be entitled to additional compensation by filing a third-party liability claim. An example of a third-party claim would be a slip-and-fall accident that occurs at a patient's home.

Contact One Of Our Nurse Injury Lawyers

Contact Katherine L. Niven & Associates to discuss your injury claim with a lawyer. Initial consultations are always free. You can reach us by phone at 717-260-3580 or toll free at 866-321-5340. You can also reach us via email.