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Fight for Your Workers’ Compensation Benefits Today

Nurses occupy one of the most difficult and rewarding professions in the healthcare industry. They take the lead in directly caring for patients, and are responsible for administering medications and treatments. Working at a hospital can be very physically demanding, and, unfortunately, hospitals do very little to keep their nurses from becoming patients.

It may surprise you, but hospitals are considered one of the most dangerous places to work in the United States. Nurses, orderlies, and nursing assistants are twice as likely to suffer work injuries than a private industry employee. This is because medical staffers have a physically demanding occupation that consistently requires them to lift heavy objects and move patients. Hospitals make very little effort to make the workplace safer for nurses, and the health risks and injuries nurses face every day can be severe and career ending.

Contact Buchanan, Williams & O’Brien, P.C. if you’re a nurse seeking workers’ compensation. Our Brentwood attorneys can help you file your claim, negotiate with insurance companies, and gather evidence to support your case. Sometimes insurance companies and employers make it difficult for employees to receive workers’ compensation. If your claim has been denied, our workers’ compensation attorneys can provide you with the legal representation you need.

Contact our St. Louis workers’ compensation lawyers at (314) 635-7606 to discuss your legal options.

Back Injuries

Back pain and severe back injuries affect nearly 40% of all nursing staff in the United States. Nurses experience back pains due to how often they have to catch, lift, and carry patients. When hospitals are understaffed, nurses often have to take on extra responsibilities to ensure patients receive the necessary care they require. Assisting so many patients simultaneously forces nurses to take extra risks with their own health and safety. The best way to avoid back injuries is to have hospitals invest in convenient lift and transfer equipment. However, many medical facilities choose to direct funding to other departments and priorities.

Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and fall injuries happen in hospitals all the time. This is a problem not only for patients and guests, but also for nurses and other medical staffers. In fact, slip and fall injuries are one of the most common occupational injuries among hospital employees. These falls can be particularly damaging to knees and ankles, and the recovery time often leads to hospital employees taking a prolonged leave of absence.

Slip and fall accidents can lead to:

  • Broken bones
  • Neck injuries
  • Muscle strains
  • Knee injuries
  • Brain trauma
  • Back injuries

Nursing Stick Injuries

It isn’t just patients who fear the prick of a needle. Approximately 64% of nurses have accidentally scratched or pricked themselves with needles and syringes while helping patients or completing their daily responsibilities. Sharing needles is very dangerous due to the risk of spreading infections and diseases. It’s important that nurses seek treatment and workers’ compensation if they experience negative side effects after being pricked by a needle.

We Can Help

If you’ve been injured due to a work-related incident, contact Buchanan, Williams & O’Brien, P.C. to schedule a free consultation. We know that nurses have exhausting work hours. For this reason, our lawyers are more than willing to meet with you at your convenience. This includes scheduling appointments for evenings and weekends, and even meeting at your residence or place of employment.

Call Buchanan, Williams & O’Brien, P.C. at (314) 635-7606 to schedule your initial consultation.

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  • $650 Thousand Medical Malpractice Client
  • $510 Thousand Trench Collapse Injury
  • $200 Thousand Car Accident
  • $133 Thousand Slip and Fall at Work
  • $85 Thousand Injured By Assault at Work

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All of our cases are contingency based - you only pay if we win.
  1. We are willing to travel to you to discuss your case.
  2. We have been practicing personal injury law since 1984.
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  4. We are a team of highly awarded trial lawyers.
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