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Three of the Most Serious Nursing Home Employee Injuries in Colorado 

 Posted on April 04, 2024 in Workplace Injury

Fort Collins Work Injury LawyerWorking in a nursing home in Colorado is a noble profession that involves caring for some of society's most vulnerable members. However, along with the rewarding aspects of the job, nursing home employees also face various risks and challenges that can lead to serious workplace injuries. If you work at a nursing home and have suffered injuries related to your work, contact an attorney today.

At Hoggatt Law Office, P.C., we have experience successfully defending clients who have suffered injuries related to their job at a nursing home. If you are injured, do not wait. Call a reputable attorney today to start your workers' compensation case.

Assaults on Nursing Home Employees 

Assaults on nursing home employees in Colorado are a serious concern that can result in physical injuries, emotional trauma, and long-term psychological effects. Employees may face aggression from residents with dementia or behavioral issues, leading to verbal abuse, physical attacks, and threatening behavior. These assaults can cause injuries such as bruises, cuts, fractures, and concussions, significantly impacting the employee's well-being and ability to perform their duties effectively.

Overextension Injuries from Lifting and Moving Patients 

Overextension injuries, especially related to lifting and moving patients, are common among nursing home employees in Colorado. The job's physical demands, including assisting residents with mobility, transferring them between beds and chairs, and providing personal care, can strain the musculoskeletal system. Improper lifting techniques, repetitive movements, and poor equipment can lead to injuries such as sprains, strains, herniated discs, and chronic pain.

Needle Sticks and Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure

Needle stick and bloodborne pathogen exposure pose significant risks to nursing home employees in Colorado, particularly those involved in administering medication, performing blood draws, or handling medical waste. Accidental needle sticks can result in the transmission of infectious diseases such as HIV, hepatitis B, and C, posing serious health risks to employees.

Contact Our Larimer County, CO Nursing Home Employee Injury Lawyer 

Nursing home employees in Colorado face a range of severe injuries in their line of work, including assaults, overexertion injuries, needle sticks, and a lot more. Nursing homes can create a safer environment for their employees by prioritizing workplace safety, implementing preventive measures, and providing adequate training and support. However, if you have unfortunately already suffered injuries related to your job at a nursing home, contact the skilled Fort Collins, CO nursing home employee injury attorney with Hoggatt Law Office, P.C.. Call 970-225-2190 for a free consultation.

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