Nursing Industry Occupational Injuries
The nursing industry can provide a meaningful, fulfilling career, but is also a profession with one of the highest occurrences of workplace injury. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, almost 800,000 nursing professionals were injured on the job from 1995-2004. The nursing profession frequently requires workers to lift heavy objects and perform repetitive, challenging tasks, which may lead to injury.
If you or a loved one was injured due to activities performed at a nursing job, you may be entitled to benefits for medical bills and a portion of wages lost due to your occupational injury. The Des Moines workers’ compensation lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., can help you to file your claim or to appeal a denial. Contact us by calling 877-327-2600 to speak with one of our qualified attorneys today.
Types of Nursing Injuries
The nursing industry is responsible for a high number of workplace-related injuries and illnesses, and is responsible for more back injuries than either construction or mining. A large percentage of these back injuries are a result of nurses lifting and transferring patients from one place to another, from a chair to a bed, for example. Other common causes of nursing injuries include:
Under workers’ compensation laws, the injured party must prove that they are injured and that it is the result of a work-related duty.
If you have been injured at your nursing job, and your injuries have required medical treatment or missed work time, contact a Des Moines workers’ compensation lawyer at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., to learn how we may be able to assist. Call 877-327-2600 to schedule a consultation today.