What to Do When You’re a Nurse Injured at WorkAs a nurse, you work hard to help other people who are in pain. As Atlanta workers’ compensation attorneys, we will work hard to help you when you are in pain.
While many people consider dangerous jobs to be ones that involve heavy equipment or dangerous working conditions, we know that nurses also face significant dangers every single day. For example, we represent nurses who have been hurt:
- In Slip and Fall Accidents. Hospitals and doctors’ offices can be busy places. Things spill and floors are cleaned often, leaving wet surfaces for nurses to slip and fall. Equipment is left out, and in the rush to attend to a patient in need a nurse can easily slip and fall. Georgia nurses who slip and fall are at risk of injuries such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, muscle pain, tendon damage and broken bones, that can cause significant pain and time lost from work.
- By Needles or Other Sharp Objects. Patients’ bedsides can be crowded places, particularly in an emergency. In some cases, a nurse may be stuck by a sharp needle or other piece of medical equipment. There are many ways in which these accidents can happen, such as when equipment is not properly stored and someone stumbles causing a nurse to get hurt.
- By Repetitive Motions. A nurse who does the same thing day in and day out can cause painful and significant musculoskeletal disorders.
Call Us if You’ve Been Hurt
If you’ve been hurt at work and if you’ve lost time from work due to an injury, then you may be entitled to compensation. An experienced Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer will help you at each step of your case. We will help you file your claim, appeal your claim, and work hard to get you the financial recovery that you deserve.
You help people get better every day. Please give us the opportunity to help you when you’re hurt. Contact The Dover Law Firm at 1.770.518.1133 or via our online contact form.