According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on the job nursing injuries are the leading cause of work-related injuries. One in five nurses, nursing assistants and personal care aids is getting hurt at work, often suffering severe and potentially career ending injuries.
Getting hurt at work can be extremely frightening. Having an advocate on your side who understands what you are going through physically and emotionally can mean everything when your future is unknown.
Thill and Freeman, PLLC, is a firm that practices exclusively in workers’ compensation. Attorney Mark Freeman understands the challenges injured workers face when dealing with insurance companies because he used to represent them. He knows how they operate, and he knows what is needed to maximize his clients’ compensation.
Do not take chances with your workers’ compensation claim. Make sure you have an attorney on your side with the experience and ability to get you the compensation you deserve. Call our firm today at 612-444-3981 or toll free at 866-606-5168. From our office in St. Louis Park, we represent clients in Minneapolis and throughout Minnesota.
Why Are More People Getting Hurt In The Nursing Industry?
The vast majority of nursing-related injuries are due to the transfer of patients. Staffing shortages and lack of appropriate equipment mean that more nursing workers are having to move people with little or no assistance. Despite training on how to transfer a patient safely, experts know that in some circumstances, there is no safe way to manually move a patient. As a result, many nursing workers are suffering debilitating back injuries including bulging discs.
Why are more people getting hurt? Because patients are getting larger. Hospitals, nursing homes and extended care facilities have known about the hazards nurses and nursing staff face for many years, but are slow to take action to remedy the situation. Until then, more and more nurses are getting injured on the job.
Back injuries are not the only injuries. Nurses are also losing the ability to lift and the full range of motion in their arms from lifting. Lifting is not the only culprit. Hazards on the floor also mean that nurses are slipping, tripping, and falling resulting in neck and head injuries.
How Our Firm Can Help
Most simply put, we can help you obtain the compensation you are entitled to after an injury. A doctor’s business is medicine, not workers’ compensation ratings. As a result, workers are not always evaluated properly. This can result in having an award that is too low or denied altogether.
A lawyer from our firm can guide you through the claims process and if necessary fight the insurance company to ensure that you get the benefits you are entitled to receive. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your nursing accident, call our firm directly at 612-444-3981 or toll free at 866-606-5168. You can also contact our firm online.