Connecticut Nurses and Workplace Injuries: Care for the Caregivers
Healthcare workers in Connecticut are trained professionals who administer care—and concern—to patients in a wide variety of settings. They monitor vital signs, dispense medication, follow procedures, respond to emergencies, and cope with challenges. And in doing so, they get injured at an alarming rate. Consider some of the issues they face:
- Exposures—everything from blood borne pathogens and radioactive material to chemicals, waste and drugs
- Corona Virus and COVID19 Claims for Connecticut medical workers
- Stress due to work overload, increase in patient population, limited or insufficient access to technology
- Workplace violence
- Ergonomic hazards from lifting and repetitive tasks
According to the Occupational and Health Administration (OSHA), a hospital is one of the most dangerous places to work. In fact, OSHA states that the injury and illness rate in hospitals is higher than the rates in construction and manufacturing—two industries commonly thought to be the most dangerous. In the current environment, healthcare worker claims for Corona virus or COVID 19 claims are also becoming common. We are experienced Connecticut virus attorneys.
The most common injuries and illnesses among healthcare workers (paramedics, EMTs , nurses, aides, Respiratory technicians orderlies, phlebotomists, etc.) are:
- Strains and sprains
- Cuts and punctures
- Multiple trauma
- Injuries caused by lifting a patient
- Falls on wet floors
- Needle sticks
It is important to not that American Nurses Association reports that more than one-third of back injuries among healthcare workers have been associated with handling patients and the frequency with which caregivers are required to move them. We are experienced Connecticut nurse work injury lawyers and will fight to get you the money you are entitled to.
Connecticut hospital and healthcare workers face other unique risks including:
- The threat of violence from patients with physical or mental health challenges.
- Exposure to patients and sharp devices contaminated with blood borne pathogens.
The risk management protocol needed to truly keep healthcare workers safe is far from fully developed.
We will continue to fight for the rights of those who are injured while on the front lines of patient care. Because the Workers' Compensation laws are constantly changes, it is wise to contact an experienced Connecticut Workers' Compensation attorney should you get injured on the job. We have over 30 years handling Connecticut nurse work injuries, Connecticut EMT injuries, Connecticut paramedic work injuries, and Connecticut CNA injured at work claims.
From Our Files
- We have over 30 years experience representing injured Hartford, CT nurses, EMT's, Paramedics, CNA's and Companions. We Have experience in claims against:
- American Medical Response (AMR)
- Professional Ambulance
- Hartford Hospital
- Hartford Healthcare
- Hartford Medical Group
- Connecticut Children's Medical Center
- UConn Health
- John Dempsey Hospital
- Trinity Health
- St. Francis Hospital
- Companions and Homemakers
- Oak Hill School
- Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH)
- Companions and Homemakers
- Atria Healthcare
- Connecticut School for the Blind
- Community Development Institute CDI
Keep in mind that because Connecticut Workers' Compensation is a no-fault system, an injured worker is not suing his or her employer, but rather making a claim for benefits . And, because each claim is different, with many variables involved, results cannot be guaranteed. Please call our experience Hartford nurse injury lawyer for a free consultation at 860-523-8783.