Caring for Health Care Workers

Fun Medical MGD©Health care workers work daily to help people heal after illnesses and injuries and to keep them healthy with preventative care. But who takes care of the health care workers? The health care worker industry has some of the highest work injury and illness rates in the United States.

Health care workers face a number of hazards in their daily work at hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and other locations. They can become injured while moving patients, slipping on fluids, hazardous chemicals, patient assaults, and many other potential risks.

In fact, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s research shows that health care workers are nearly four times as likely to be injured due to violence as the average worker. OSHA’s statistics also revealed that approximately half of all of the reported injuries in health care workers were associated with overexertion. Many health care worker injuries are preventable.

Hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities can implement changes to help prevent health care worker injuries. Fewer injuries means happier employees, less missed days of work, fewer medical bills, and a better health care environment.

Have you been injured at work? It’s important to document your injuries and how they affect your daily life. Don’t let a work injury take over your life.

If you or a loved one has been injured while working as a health care worker, contact the Schuerman Law office today. Schuerman Law has been working with personal injury claims for over 40 years. John Schuerman will compassionately advocate for injured individuals as well as their families while fighting for full compensation of their claims. Schuerman Law offers evening and weekend appointments in addition to home and hospital visits. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 1-800-274-0045.

 

Health care workers work daily to help people heal after illnesses and injuries and to keep them healthy with preventative care. But who takes care of the health care workers? The health care worker industry has some of the highest work injury and illness rates in the United States.

Health care workers face a number of hazards in their daily work at hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and other locations. They can become injured while moving patients, slipping on fluids, hazardous chemicals, patient assaults, and many other potential risks.

In fact, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s research shows that health care workers are nearly four times as likely to be injured due to violence as the average worker. OSHA’s statistics also revealed that approximately half of all of the reported injuries in health care workers were associated with overexertion. Many health care worker injuries are preventable.

Hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities can implement changes to help prevent health care worker injuries. Fewer injuries means happier employees, less missed days of work, fewer medical bills, and a better health care environment.

Have you been injured at work? It’s important to document your injuries and how they affect your daily life. Don’t let a work injury take over your life.

If you or a loved one has been injured while working as a health care worker, contact the Schuerman Law office today. Schuerman Law has been working with personal injury claims for over 40 years. John Schuerman will compassionately advocate for injured individuals as well as their families while fighting for full compensation of their claims. Schuerman Law offers evening and weekend appointments in addition to home and hospital visits. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 1-800-274-0045.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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