Nurses take care of the ill and the infirm. Unfortunately, helping sick people can be a very physical and dangerous job. With the combination of lifting patients, pushing beds, working with contagious individuals, and working around equipment, many nurses find themselves getting injured on the job.
In Ohio, workers’ compensation is a no fault system. This means that if someone is injured in the course of his/her employment, that individual should receive coverage under the workers’ compensation system. This coverage may include compensation could help to cover medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost income due to taking time off of work.
Nurses pursue and keep these jobs because they have a desire to help people. So when they get hurt and find out that this system is not always eager to help them the way that they help their patients, it can be a confusing experience. If you are used to being the one helping the injured, being the one injured can be very frustrating.
At The Harris Firm, we are completely devoted to workers’ compensation and social security. This means that all of our attention is focused on the injured workers that walk through our door. Each one of our attorneys cares about helping those who have been injured and need help fighting for their rights and the compensation that they deserve. If you are a nurse that has been injured on the job, do not hesitate to contact one of our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys.
One of the most common reasons that we see nurses walk through our door is because of back injuries that occurred on the job. With the nature of these occupations, nurses and other medical professionals often have to physically pick patients up and move them. This process can often result in back injuries for a multitude of different reasons, with the most common injuries arising from medical professionals being asked to move people or heavy objects in a way that puts pressure on their backs..
While some back injuries are minor and will heal fairly easily, others can require a lot of medical treatment and even surgery. This treatment can mean very high medical bills and surgery can result in a lot of time off work. With bills racking up and income being lost, a back injury can cause a large financial burden. However, if that injury occurred on the job, workers’ compensation is in place to protect the injured party, and that person becomes entitled to medical coverage and financial compensation for his or her injury.
Even seemingly minor back injuries should not be overlooked. Even the most miniscule of incidents can create a large financial impact. Moreover, an injury that seems minor at first, may turn out to be more significant than originally thought, so make sure to protect yourself no matter how severe you think your injury might be. If your back has been injured while moving a patient or in some other on-the-job incident, it is best to contact a workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as possible. We can help get you started from step one, assuring that you are heading in the right direction the entire way. Call a Cincinnati, Ohio attorney at The Harris Firm today.
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The workers’ compensation system can be very confusing and frustrating to navigate. As we work exclusively in the workers’ compensation and social security fields, The Harris Firm knows the ins and outs of this system. We are prepared to work with all different kinds of workers’ compensation and social security cases. We have worked with nurses, doctors, and medical caretakers in many different types of cases, and we are prepared to keep fighting for the rights and fair compensation of those that work every day to keep us healthy.
If you or a loved one has been injured or has become ill due to an incident during a nursing or medical care job in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area, do not wait to contact one of the experienced workers’ compensation lawyers at The Harris Firm today. We understand this complicated system, and we want to help you every step of the way. However, this cannot happen unless you reach out. Nobody that provides medical care to others should have to suffer through their own injury or illness alone. We will stand by you to the very end, helping you understand and make every legal decision that comes your way. Call us today.