Nursing is not an easy job.
Patients depend on nurses to care for them. Nurses are also vital for extending physical and emotional support to their charges. Nurses also work extremely hard. In fact, one could argue they are the hardest working professionals in the medical industry. Unfortunately, nurses are also at risk for becoming injured on the job, and many require the help of Daytona workers’ compensation.
Here, we look at some of the reasons why these caretakers so often require care from others:
- Standing for long periods of time with increased fatigue.
- Inadequate enforcement and monitoring by management of patient weight-handling procedures.
- Being forced to work too many long and demanding shifts repeatedly.
- Increased patient loads per shift due to increased longevity of the elderly.
- Taking on the work of two or more people due to inadequate staffing.
- Employer or employee lack of education on the use of appropriate biomechanics during lifting, supporting, moving, transporting and turning patients.
Over time, all of these factors could lead to severe injuries. Although back problems are the most common physical ailments among nurses, they can also suffer from neck, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, and foot injuries.
When your job is physically demanding, an injury can prevent you from doing what you love and making the income that will support you and your family. Between medical bills and lost wages due to time away from work, such an injury can put you into debt. The lawyers of Johnson and Gilbert don’t think that’s fair.
If you were injured doing your job in the medical profession, we want to help you receive the Florida workers’ compensation you deserve. Contact us today to speak with an experienced attorney about your situation and to answer any questions you may have.