Health Care Workers and Workplace Injuries: 5 Facts to Know (Pt. 1)

August 5, 2014

When people sustain workplace injuries (or any injury or illness, for that matter), they rely on health care workers like doctors, nurses and physical therapists to help them recover. Despite the vital assistance and support that health care workers provide, however, these workers themselves face certain risks of injuries while they are working. In fact, ironically and tragically, health care workers have one of the highest incidences of workplace injuries among the American workforce.

In this blog series, we will take a closer look at some important facts to know about the workplace injuries that health care workers sustain and what is being done to protect these people. If you are a health care worker who has sustained any injury while working, don’t hesitate to contact Denver Workers’ Compensation Attorney Jennifer Bisset for help obtaining the benefits you likely deserve.

Workplace Injuries among Health Care Workers: The Facts…

Fact 1 – Each year, about 650,000 health care workers in the U.S. sustain workplace injuries.

Health care workers have one of the highest risks of sustaining workplace injuries. Contact Jennifer Bisset if you are a health care worker who has been injured on the job.

Health care workers have one of the highest risks of sustaining workplace injuries. Contact Jennifer Bisset if you are a health care worker who has been injured on the job.

A recent study published by Public Citizen has found that approximately 650,000 doctors, nurses and other health care workers in the U.S. suffer some type of workplace injury every year.

To put this into some perspective, these workplace injuries among health care workers:

  • Are so numerous that they are only exceeded by the number of work injuries sustained by loggers, fisherman and other professionals who work outdoors
  • Result in about 2 million lost workdays annually for these injured workers
  • Cost more than $13 billion each year (in lost productivity, recovery costs, etc.).

Be sure to check out the upcoming installments of this blog series for our continued discussion of workplace injuries among health care workers.

Denver Workers’ Compensation Lawyer at the Bisset Law Firm

Have you been injured at work? If so, Denver Workers’ Compensation Attorney Jennifer Bisset wants you to know that she is here to aggressively advocate your rights and help you obtain the benefits you need and deserve.

When you choose to work with the Bisset Law Firm, you can trust that we will work diligently to keep your case moving and that we will keep you advised of every development in your case. While this means that you can count on us to promptly return every one of your phone calls, it also means that we are committed to meeting all of your case deadlines in order to help you secure the maximum possible compensation for your injuries and losses.

In addition to being diligent and dedicated, Attorney Jennifer Bisset is upfront and honest. She will keep you informed of the strengths and weaknesses of your case, the choices and possibilities that you have as you move through the process, and whether it makes sense to settle your case or go to trial.

Contact Us Today

Contact Denver Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Jennifer Bisset by calling (303) 894-8900 to learn more about your rights and receive a professional evaluation of your case.

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