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CNAs and other Assisted Living Facility Workers at High Risk of Job Injuries

CNAs and other Assisted Living Facility Workers at High Risk of Job Injuries

Construction workers, Police Officers, Firemen, Deep Sea Fishermen. These are the jobs which come to mind when you are thinking about jobs in which employees are most likely to suffer a job injury-but none of these jobs top the list of jobs with the highest rate of work related injuries. The distinction for the job with the greatest rate of job injuries according to the most recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics….Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility employees.

In 2018, there were 1,450,960 individuals working as Certified Nursing Assistants (C.N.A.), at an Assisted Living Facility, Nursing Care Facility or Residential Mental Health Facility. Of this number, 621,600 suffered job injuries that forced them to miss time from work-that means approximately 42% of Certified Nursing Assistants working in an Assisted Living Facility suffer job injuries every year; many were never able to return to this type of employment because of their work injuries.

CNAs are more wont to suffer back injuries (around 4 times as likely) than any other industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 12 out of 100 workers in State operated Nursing Homes suffered nonfatal work injuries last year (construction workers had around 8 out of 100 workers suffer job injuries; an average of all jobs is 3 out of 100). 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.

After you take a moment to think about it, it makes sense. Nursing home workers deal with individuals who may have great difficulty walking unassisted. Many of their patients weight a lot and given their mental state, they can be difficult to control at times. Workplace violence in Assisted Living Facilities has increased 50% since 2005, due to elderly residents striking employees due to worsening cognitive abilities

Employees at Assisted Living Facilities do valuable (much more valuable than they are paid) and uplifting work, but their jobs are hard-being both heavy and emotionally draining at times. If you work at a Nursing Home and you were hurt at work, you don’t have to deal with everything alone.

If you are a C.N.A. or other employee of an Assisted Living Facility and work in Alabama and you suffered a job injury and you have questions about your right to Workers Compensation Benefits in Alabama, please do not hesitate to contact and speak with one of the experienced Alabama Work Injury Lawyers at Powell and Denny today for a Free Consultation.

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