According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, healthcare workers face a higher rate of injury than any other industry, including construction and manufacturing. The most common types of injuries in the healthcare industry are sprains and strains, due to overuse and repetitive movements, as well as, psychological injuries. More acute injuries include slip and falls, physical assault by a combative patient and lifting injuries.
At Johnson Sandhu, our attorneys have handled countless cases involving healthcare workers, including nurses, phlebotomists, CNAs, caregivers and doctors to name a few. We understand that each healthcare position places a unique set of physical and mental demands on healthcare employees. We tailor our approach to each case in order to ensure that you receive the benefits necessary to get you healthy and back to work.
Common Issues and Injuries
Each industry has their unique challenges. In the healthcare industry, we often the the following issues come up in Workers’ Compensation claims:
- Failure to provide adequate safety equipment
- Serious back and shoulder injuries from lifting or transferring patients
- Repetitive job duties causing inflammation and pain.
- Trip and Falls
- Needle stick injuries
- Covid-19, and other infectious diseases
- Chemical exposure
- Understaffing leading to prolonged mental stress and anxiety
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If you have been injured, follow your company’s protocol for reporting injuries. If there isn’t a protocol, or you haven’t been advised of one, report it to your immediate supervisor, and ask for a claim form and medical treatment. If you are having trouble getting the care you need, contact us and we will help get things back on track.