According to OSHA, more workers are injured in the healthcare and social assistance industries than in any other. The healthcare space carries a high risk of work-related illness and injury. If you’re injured while working in a nursing home, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation.
Nursing home workers perform physical labor as part of their job, such as lifting and moving patients, pushing wheelchairs, and more. They are also exposed to infectious diseases and potentially harmful chemicals in the scope of their regular duties. All of these factors put nursing home workers at risk for work-related injury.
Common Nursing Home Worker Injuries
Injuries can affect a nursing home worker’s ability to perform the requirements of their job, which will affect their careers on a short- or long-term basis. A few common nursing home injuries include:
- Back injuries
- Bone fractures
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Needle stick injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Injury due to patient aggression
- Exposure to pathogens
- Slips and falls
Understaffing is a pervasive issue in the field of nursing home care, which can increase the risk of these injuries. Many nursing home workers become injured and feel they are without recourse. That’s where EMD Law comes in.
Obtaining Workers’ Compensation for Nursing Home Workers
At EMD Law, our workers’ compensation lawyers know the risks that nursing home workers face on a daily basis. We’re here to help you get the compensation you deserve. Here’s how we can help:
- Walking you through a free consultation so you know what to expect from your workers’ compensation case
- Helping you file for workers’ compensation benefits
- Resolving issues on your behalf
- Gathering evidence to prove that you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits
- Representing you in court
Our workers’ compensation attorneys are here to help you navigate the process and ensure you have the best chance to obtain your benefits. If you were injured while working in a nursing home, contact us for a free consultation on your case.