Success With Disability Claims for Physician Assistants

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Physician assistants are in demand in medical offices, clinics, and hospital settings, performing many of the duties that a doctor might, all under a licensed physician’s supervision.
An assistant may make more than $100,000 annually. When a disability strikes, it is difficult to make up that type of salary. Disability insurance can protect that income.
The work can involve long hours of standing and standing. The work is physically, mentally, and emotionally taxing.

Success With Disability Claims for Physician Assistants

A physician assistant performs many of the same duties that a physician does: meeting with patients, reviewing medical records, conducting examinations, performing bedside procedures, giving immunizations, ordering tests, and developing suggested treatment plans for the physician to review. A physician assistant may perform surgery or assist in surgery under a doctor’s supervision. These tasks may require standing, walking, bending, lifting, craning the head, crouching, sitting, and speaking.

The profession requires that a physician assistant be able to make decisions that affect another person’s life. It requires a clear head, the ability to make good decisions under pressure, and to do whatever is necessary to render the care the patient needs. The amount of physical work that a physician assistant may do is linked to their specialty. A physician assistant who works in surgery may stand for long hours and may work with heavy equipment. A physician assistant who works in pediatrics may be seated more of the time, give immunizations, but may also have to lift more if children are a part of their work setting. Ironically, health care workers as a whole face a disproportionately high degree of hazards and injuries in the course of their duties. A physician assistant is exposed to airborne and blood-borne diseases and illnesses, Covid-19 being one example.

Back and neck injuries are frequent and can make it difficult to stand for long periods of time, to work in surgery, or to work directly in patient care. A person with long haul Covid-19 symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath, or brain fog may be unable to perform their job. In addition, a physician assistant is often extremely busy and tasked with much of the routine work of seeing and caring for clients.

They take on much more of the less complicated work to free up a licensed physician for more complicated work. The cognitive workload is heavy, and the job is a stressful one. Daily stressors are cumulative and can take a huge toll on a person’s mental and emotional health over time. Sadness at the loss of life can cause anxiety and depression. Finally, cumulative stress over a protracted period can cause physical symptoms such as cardiovascular disease, heart attack, or stroke.


If you’re struggling to get the benefits you need to get by, then we’ll fight to obtain the benefits you deserve. Contact us today to learn more!

Consult a Chicago Disability Insurance Attorney

Disability benefits can protect your income and your financial future. Getting the help of a Chicago attorney who handles disability benefit claims can help. A health care worker spends much of their time protecting and healing others, and when they need help, an insurance company often turns down their claim for benefits.

If you are considering filing for disability benefits because you are unable to work due to a disability in the Chicago area, you want to work with an experienced disability benefits attorney who understands this area of the law. This may help you get the benefits you need more quickly. An attorney who handles claims in this area knows what evidence an adjuster needs to see and how to help you get the benefits you deserve. Bartolic Law can help in the initial claims process, at the appeals stage, and beyond. We offer you a free case evaluation, and you can book a professional consultation online. Get the benefits you need and deserve today.

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