Automatic Worker's Comp Benefits for RN's too?

by | May 5, 2010

Automatic Worker's Comp Benefits for RN's too?

For years, our police and firefighters  have had Presumptive Eligibility for worker’s compensation benefits for  certain ailments including heart trouble, TB, pnumonia and other illnesses or injurys that were a result of thier jobs.
It looks like a similar bill for nurses is piggybacking on the same concept.
AB 1994 (Skinner) Presumptive Eligibility for RNs and Healthcare Workers
This bill would mandate that RNs and other healthcare workers that provide direct patient care receive presumed eligibility for workers comp benefits if they acquire H1N1 influenza, MRSA, blood borne illness or suffer a neck and/or back injury.
Take a look at the portion of the SacBee Article on AB 1994, that pertains to Kathryn Donohue. You’ll see that this nurse is proponent of the bill because she eventually had to abandon her own worker’s comp claim due to the complexity of the system and her inability to navigate it on her own. “You almost have to hire a lawyer,” she said. What if she had one through a career protection plan?  While RN Guardian is not a worker’s compensation firm, our attorneys would certainly be able to help RN’s such as Kathryn get their questions answered and offer our members a advice and consultations on how to best proceed.

Papers used by a Sacramento Wage Claim Lawyer

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

916.851.1900

Recent Post

What Does SB 16 Mean For Me?

MEMORANDUM To:      Our Peace Officer Association Clients From:&nb...

Got Digital Assets?

Jun 8, 2021 | Estate Planning,

Got Digital Assets? Do I Need to Include my Digital Assets in my Estate Plan? Digital assets are...

Can an employer mandate their employees to take the COVID-19 vaccine?

May 10, 2021 | COVID-19 | Coronavirus,

Can an employer mandate their employees to take the COVID-19 vaccine? As establishments open up ...

REQUEST A FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION

Contact Goyette, Ruano & Thompson for a free consultation. We will respond right away and work with your budget.