Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Health Care Workers and Minnesota Workers Compensation Injuries

Health care workers, including nurses, nursing assistants, nursing home attendants, laboratory aids, health care aids, orderlies, CPNs, LPNs, PAs and doctors and other types of health care workers are all at risk for work injuries. In Minnesota, work injuries are covered by workers’ compensation, which provides a variety of benefits to injured workers, including wage loss benefits, permanency benefits, rehabilitation benefits, and medical expense benefits.

While health care might not seem like an inherently dangerous business, between 1995 and 2004 health care workers belonged in the group (second only to truck drivers) with the greatest number of reported work injuries and illness. Eight-hundred-thousand health care workers reported injuries or illnesses during this time period. One-hundred-fifty-four health care workers died from their work injuries between 1995 and 2004.

Common types of health care worker injuries include:

If you’re a health care worker who has been injured on the job, you may be entitled to Minnesota workers’ compensation, including medical expenses benefits, wage loss benefits, rehabilitation benefits, and/or permanency benefits. Call Meuser & Associates to learn about your rights under Minnesota workers’ compensation. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, call us at 877-746-5680 or click here to send us an email.

Visit Minnesota Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury Law Firm, Meuser & Associates, P.A., at MeuserLaw.com
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