It requires an enormous amount of dedication, patience, and skill to become a nurse. These individuals serve on the front lines of any hospital and provide medical treatment to patients under extreme conditions that not many other workers face. In a recent study from three universities, it was reported that over 92% of nurses experience moderate to high stress levels as a result of their job. Working long strenuous hours with very little downtime often leads to overexertion, and is one of the leading causes of nurse injuries in America. If you or a loved one has been involved in a work-related accident or injury, our firm can lend our legal expertise to help you pursue the compensation you may be entitled to.
In addition to overexertion, the occasionally hazardous environment in which medical staff treat patients contributes to the amount of nurse injuries that occur each year. Slip and fall accidents are a common occurrence in hospitals, and violent or disoriented patients pose a constant risk to nurses on certain rotations. In 2014, there were over 228 violence-related injuries per 10,000 workers in nursing homes. Many of these violent incidents are a result of patients suffering from dementia or drug withdrawal. Nurses also incur injuries while attempting to simply lift or move their patients. Re-positioning heavy individuals puts extreme stress on a nurse’s body, and can result in fractures, back and muscle strains, and repetitive damage to joints.
In the event of a workplace related injury, you should strongly consider consulting with a personal injury lawyer to review your case. While all hospitals are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, there are instances where you may be eligible to pursue a personal injury case against a negligent third-party. If you were injured while using defective medical equipment, you may have a personal injury case against the manufacturer, which would allow you to receive additional compensation for pain and suffering.
At Huber & Palsir, LLC, we’ve provided outstanding legal support to victims of nurse injuries since 1990. For 28 years our firm has secured large settlements in high profile cases. We represented an ambulance driver who was violently assaulted while picking up a patient. Our firm managed to secure $400K for the client and $100K in workers’ compensation. We offer free consultations to all potential clients and will analyze every aspect of your work-related injury to ensure you receive the best possible compensation.
Contact us today for a free consultation on your nurse injury case.