Workplace Injuries in Hospitals
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Hospital staff members are vital for ensuring patients are looked after. However, what happens when the hospital workers are the ones who are injured? An increasing number of work injuries occur in hospitals. According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), an average of 253,700 hospital workplace injuries happen every year. That estimates to almost 7 people out of 100. OSHA also recorded an estimated 24 deaths due to these injuries.
At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., we believe that hospital employees have the right to a safe environment. They should not have to endure workplace accidents and injuries. It is the responsibility of the employers and building managers to ensure they follow safety rules and regulations to protect the employees. Unfortunately, not everyone does. When hospitals fail to keep their staff safe, our New York City workers' compensation attorneys are who nurses, doctors, and medical technicians have turned to for justice.
Common Hospital Workplace Injuries & Causes
Hospital staff constantly moves, trying to meet the needs of all of their patients. Because the workers must deal with a variety of patients in different, potentially volatile settings, the risk for injury is high. That is why OSHA created safety regulations to help monitor and protect the hospital employees from being harmed at the workplace. However, injuries do occur.
Common causes of hospital workplace injuries include:
- Being around sharp tools that may be contaminated by blood borne pathogens
- Constantly lifting, transferring, and repositioning patients
- Dealing with patients with violent outbursts
The hospital workplace can be highly dangerous, even more so than construction and manufacturing sites, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Due to the high stress nature of the work environment, injuries are more likely to occur.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, common injuries include:
- 54% Sprains and Strains
- 11% Bruises
- 10% Soreness / pain
- 5% Fractures
- 3% Multiple Trauma
- 3% Cuts / Punctures
- 14% All other injuries
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