Injured On The Job As A Nurse?
In many respects, nurses are unsung heroes. Families are constantly praising the doctors for providing them with an effective treatment plan, and they are always grateful to first responders who help transport their loved ones to the hospital. However, it is nurses who take care of the day-to-day needs of patients — whether they are fluffing their pillows, providing them with the medication they need or noticing warning signs that need to be brought to the attention of the doctors.
You Spend Your Career Caring For Others. Now Let Us Care For You.
If you’ve been injured on the job — whether at a hospital, clinic, nursing home or any other facility — you shouldn’t have to tackle the legal issues alone. At Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A., we’re committed to standing up for the rights of nurses across Minnesota. Our lawyers can help you pursue the workers’ comp benefits you need to get back on your feet.
Unique Risk Factors For Nurses And Hospital Workers
When you’re putting patients first, it’s easy to forget about the risks you face on the job. For example:
- Nurses often work long hours, spending most of their shifts on their feet.
- Nurses are frequently overworked due to inadequate staffing.
- Nurses are often required to lift and move patients on a daily basis.
- Nurses frequently work in high-pressure environments where they may be expected to put job responsibilities ahead of their own well-being.
- Nurses use a variety of hazardous tools, including needles, to complete their daily tasks.
- Nurses can easily slip and fall in their workplace environment due to the realities of patient care.
- Nurses may have to work with emotionally unstable patients who are at their worst, making them vulnerable to attacks and assaults.
Because of these risks, nurses are susceptible to a wide range of job-related injuries, especially needlesticks, back and neck injuries, and overuse injuries (“Gillette injuries”).
What Should You Do If You Are Injured While Working As A Nurse?
If you are injured while performing your job responsibilities as a nurse, you need to report the injury to a supervisor and seek medical attention immediately. It is imperative that you have proper documentation of the injury so that you can get the worker’s compensation that you deserve. Your employer cannot fire you, demote you or otherwise punish you for seeking worker’s compensation.
Navigating The Claims Process
The workers’ comp claim process can be frustrating, especially as you deal with the aftermath of your injury and its impact on your livelihood. Instead of navigating through the process on your own, let us assist you. We can help you with any aspect of the process: filing a strong claim, appealing a claim denial, minimizing delays, opposing a reduction in benefits and any other issues related to worker’s compensation.
If You Are An Injured Nurse, Call Us To Discuss Workers’ Compensation
You should be allowed to rest easy and focus on your recovery during this difficult time. Our attorneys can alleviate your burden and help you secure the benefits you deserve. Contact us today at 612-444-5604 or contact us by email to set up your free consultation appointment. We have multiple offices in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area to choose from, including Brooklyn Center, Edina and Coon Rapids, and our lawyers handle nurse injury claims statewide.