As we enter the middle of summer, we find that the Coronavirus Pandemic is still consuming much of our daily lives. It affects our actions and thoughts as we continue to live in a new sense of normal. Often, we risk having worries and doubts influence us. As the numbers continue to rise, there is a chance that you may have also contracted COVID-19. However, there is no need to panic. The situation of the world and perhaps your own personal life may be a bit uncertain right now, but there are many resources available to help you during these stressful times. In particular, seeking out the aid of a personal injury attorney is a viable option for many individuals as they are able to cater to a wide variety of needs and people. Their outreach is not limited to any particular job or age group as their desire is to help the public in any way they can during this pandemic. Here are a few, specific ways that a personal injury attorney can help during COVID-19
Jobs and Worker’s Compensation
In the past few weeks, many people have begun returning to their jobs as they enter into a new way of life. However, there is still the risk of contracting COVID-19 at your workplace as you reenter the world. If this applies to you, you might try submitting a claim to seek compensation from contracting the disease at work. Unfortunately, the majority of occupations make it difficult to acquire a claim based on regional laws. However, if you work in health care or public safety, you may be entitled to compensation. This may also extend to include essential workers, or those who are unable to stay home or social distance at work – such as grocery store employees. In addition, if you find yourself unable to receive any worker’s compensation, there may be other solutions or claims that could help. Therefore, it’s a good idea to contact an attorney or law professional to receive more information about your personal situation and circumstances.
There is currently much discussion surrounding the claim that you should avoid hospitals right now. However, this causes many to be worried about the circumstances surrounding surgeries and treatments not relating to the virus, as they are often being postponed. If you find yourself in this situation, it’s wise to keep in touch with medical professionals and record and document the process. This is also important if such treatments are involved in a personal injury case, so that when you are able to move forward, this disruption will have a lesser impact.
Similarly, if you have visited a hospital and then appear to have contracted COVID-19 from that interaction, you may be entitled to some sort of compensation. You can file a medical malpractice claim for negligence by a healthcare worker. However, these claims are quite complicated and involve a lot of moving parts specific to this field. Therefore, it’s strongly encouraged to contact an attorney before moving forward.
As you may have seen on the news or experienced yourself, there are many who came in contact with the disease while aboard a cruise ship. There are stories of passengers unable to leave the ship due to the spread of the virus as authorities strived to limit the exposure to the mainland. However, not only was this a tough, unfortunate situation, but if you were a part of this predicament and contracted COVID-19, you may be entitled to some form of compensation. If you believe the cruise ship company failed to properly protect its passengers from coming in contact with the disease, and thus you ended up contracting it yourself, there is the possibility of a claim as you may be able to sue the company. However, this situation can be complicated as claims are usually limited upon purchasing a ticket and agreeing to the terms. Therefore, it’s a good idea to talk to professionals and research the details as you progress in your search for compensation.
Many of the elderly population in the United States are currently residing in nursing homes. In addition, this portion of the population is particularly vulnerable and at risk for contracting COVID-19 with potentially tragic outcomes. Therefore, if an individual can show that they contracted the disease due to irresponsible decisions of the nursing home, there may be the possibility of suing the facility. This situation is similar to cruise ships as individuals are situated in a confined community; however, it’s also more severe due to the high risk of elderly patients. Colorado is currently not one of the states that enacted protection for nursing homes against Coronavirus-related claims; however, each situation is unique according to the circumstances, as you may not be aware of certain laws or factors.
Over these past few months, the Coronavirus has infiltrated all aspects of our lives. It may be daunting to try and find solutions to these problems that stem from this current pandemic on your own, but there are many resources available to help. In particular, contacting a personal injury attorney can be a smart decision as they can offer assistance in numerous ways. Mark A. Simon is ready and willing to aid you in any personal injury matter or claim. His work is of the highest caliber and he is an ideal attorney to help you during these stressful times. He is ready to help you find solutions and provide you with the support you need. If you live in the Denver area and need legal assistance, don’t hesitate to call him today at 303-321-4878 to discuss your circumstances. First consultation is free.