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60 Percent of Nursing Assistants in Nursing Homes Incur Job Injuries

60%…bet the number is really higher, but that those who suffer job injuries don’t report all their injuries.

If you are a Health Care worker in Alabama, you probably are not surprised to hear that health care workers (such as nurses, certified nursing assistants (CNA), physical therapist, occupational therapist, etc.) suffer back injuries as a result of a job accident in a greater percentage than any other industries.

Through the years my partner and I have represented many nurses, certified nursing aides, technicians, etc. in workers’ compensation cases where they suffered traumatic back injuries while assisting a patient out of the bathroom, or trying to assist them take a shower or some similar activity which their job requires countless times a day, so we were not shocked by this information, but we were surprised to find out that according to the U.S. Department of Labor, in 2000 healthcare industry workers sustained 4.5 times more work related back injuries than any other industry. According to government statistics, six of the top 10 professions at the greatest risk for back injuries were: certified nursing assistants (CNA), licenses practical nurses, registered nurses, health aides, radiology technicians and physical therapists.

In the United States, back injuries account for approximately 24% of all on the job injuries, and a large number of these of injuries happen to health care workers such as certified nursing assistants (CNA), licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, health aides, radiology technicians and physical therapists.

Healthcare workers spend their entire carriers helping others; if you are a health care worker in Alabama and you have suffered a job injury to your back or other body part, be sure to take care of yourself. Contact an experienced Alabama Job Injury attorney- contact Powell and Denny today.

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