Wichita has numerous health clinics in the city. Surrounding suburbs like Andover, Goddard and Derby also have multiple clinics. Doctors and nurses fix people’s injuries, but as it turns out, health care professionals are actually at higher risk for workplace injuries than many other industries. Last year alone, health care worker injuries rose by up to 10 percent. Nursing aides, orderlies and attendants are all at risk.
Leading injuries in the health care field include:
Back injuries from picking up or helping patients move
A slip and fall injury due to water spilled on the floors of hospitals, nursing homes, or health facilities
Accidentally being punctured by a needle, resulting in contracting a harmful blood-borne pathogen
Back and foot injuries from standing up for long shifts
Bacterial and viral illnesses from exposure to patients with contagious diseases
Carpal tunnel syndrome from overuse of hands
Many of the injuries acquired in the health care profession are not from a single incident, but are the result of many months or years of repetitive actions or tasks. Repetitive trauma injuries include:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Rotator cuff injuries
Chronic knee injuries
Chronic neck pain
Spinal disc injuries
Aggravation of a previous injury
If you are a health care professional at Via Christi, Wesley Medical Center, Hunter Health Clinic, GraceMed Health Clinic or elsewhere, and you’ve sustained injuries while at work, you may need an attorney to get you the compensation for lost wages and medical bills. Insurance companies are reluctant to pay out, even if what they awarded you isn’t enough to cover the doctor visits, medication and time off work.
If you have had a Kansas car wreck injury that was not your fault and need medical treatment, you need an experienced professional who can help you get back on the road to recovery. Call us today at 316-269-1414 or visit our contact page here. Our Kansas personal injury attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation and if we take your case you don’t pay a dime unless we recover money for you. Even then we only take a percentage of the total amount of your recovery.
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