When the Caretakers Need Care: Common Reasons for Nurses Needing Workers’ Compensation

Daytona is home to many high-quality hospitals and medical facilities, including Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center and Halifax Health. One of the many reasons for the outstanding care given is its nursing staff.  Unfortunately, nursing ranks as one of the worst occupations in terms of work-related injuries, likely due to long shifts and physically intensive job duties. These healthcare professionals often require workers’ compensation for a variety of different ailments.

Back Injuries

  • Studies have shown that in any given year, nearly half of all nurses will struggle with lower back issues. This is likely due to standing on their feet for long hours, lifting heavy loads and frequently bending over. Stress can also causes nurses to experience back pain, as well.

Neck Injuries

  • Nurses complete a majority of their responsibilities while looking down. Whether they are inserting intravenous catheters or obtaining medicine for their patients, they probably have their necks bent downward. Over time, keeping their necks in this position can create disc and muscle issues. Straining when lifting heavy patients and stress can also cause serious neck pain.

Headaches

  • Nursing is a stressful occupation, which can lead to severe headaches and migraines for nurses. Working long hours and concentrating constantly can also lead to the painful problem, as can eye strain.

When nurses are injured, they often wonder who will take care of them. Workers’ compensation is designed to do just that. You may receive the compensation you deserve that can cover the cost of your medical bills and any wages lost due to time away from work.

The attorneys of Johnson and Gilbert are here for you during this difficult time and will do what we can to help you receive the workers’ comp you need. Contact us today to find out what we can do.

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