Nurse Work Injuries
Compensation For Healthcare Workers Injured On The Job
Nurses and other health care professionals constantly put themselves at risk of injury while working in the hospital or home medical setting. Whether you are a registered nurse, a licensed nurse assistant, a licensed practical nurse, or a home health care assistant, if you have suffered a work-related injury or illness, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation.
We’ll take care of you At Biggam, Fox & Skinner, our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys will represent you with the knowledge that you care deeply about your job, care for your patients, and deserve to be properly compensated for your injuries. Think of us as your care providers. We can help you secure workers’ compensation benefits as a crucial step toward your comfort and future security. We are sensitive to all claims, accidents, ailments, and injuries, and treat all cases with the same goal: to get you the workers’ compensation you deserve for the pain you have suffered and the work hours you have missed.
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Common Healthcare Worker Injuries
- Lifting patients, repositioning patients, or catching unstable transfers
- Injury by a patient or co-worker
- Gradual onset of back, neck, shoulder, arm, or leg pain
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Exposure to disease or infection
Vocational Rehabilitation for Healthcare Workers
When you injure your back caring for others as a living, you may need to be retrained or change jobs. Sometimes, nurses and nursing assistants cannot take the risk of continuing to lift patients after they injure their backs. Biggam, Fox & Skinner makes sure you get the work hardening or functional rehabilitation program you need before you go back to work. Your employer or the the insurer may send you to an independent medical evaluation or even deny payment of this type of program because it is expensive and time-consuming, and because you can’t work while you are completing it. However, studies show that these programs are effective and offer you the best chance at getting back to the type of work you know and enjoy.
If you cannot go back to patient care because your spine is too vulnerable, we make sure you get vocational rehabilitation (VR) services from a VR counselor who cares about getting you as close as possible to your pre-injury wage and doing something that interests you. You are entitled to choose your VR provider and we make sure you get the best possible people to choose from. This decision can have a huge impact on your future and its importance cannot be overestimated.