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Fort Collins Lawyer for Nursing Home Work Injuries

Fort Collins Nursing Home Work Injury Lawyer

Workers’ Compensation Attorney in Larimer County

Most of the time, litigation stemming from a nursing home accident will involve a patient who has been injured. However, it is not only the patients in a nursing home who may suffer injuries. Working in a nursing home is not without its risks. Between working with confused and possibly aggressive patients and the physicality of turning and transferring older adults, caregivers who work in nursing homes can also be injured. If you were injured while working in a nursing home, there is a strong likelihood that you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation is designed to keep employees who are injured on the job from suffering financial losses as a result. Hoggatt Law Office, P.C. may be able to help you recover your lost wages, the cost of your medical care, and more. We make it our goal to see each injured worker we represent recover every dollar they are entitled to.

Hoggatt Law Office, P.C. is experienced in helping nursing home staff members who have been injured on the job recover the compensation they need. We have represented many professional caregivers, and we have developed a reputation for success. Our skilled attorneys can help you, even if you are already facing a denied claim. We will do everything in our power to see you recover a complete compensation package that fully makes up for any financial liabilities, such as healthcare costs you have incurred due to your on-the-job injury.

Common Types of Nursing Home Accidents and Injuries

While nursing home patients are often quite vulnerable, staff members are also at risk of being injured. Working in a nursing home can be challenging, both emotionally and physically. Common types of accidents and injuries our firm has seen among nursing home staff include:

  • Assaults - One of the more common dangers nursing home staff members face involves assaults by patients. In many cases, the patients responsible are suffering from extreme cognitive impairment and are unable to control their behavior. Regardless of the reasons why they occur, these assaults can be serious. Staff may suffer anything from a broken nose to internal bleeding after being assaulted.
  • Slip, trip, and fall accidents - Residents or others may spill beverages or other liquids on the floor where staff cannot easily see the potential hazards and avoid slipping and falling. Tripping over equipment or residents’ misplaced belongings are also common concerns that may increase the risks of fall injuries.
  • Lifting and turning - Many patients in nursing homes need assistance transferring from bed to a wheelchair, or they may need to be turned manually to prevent bedsores. Especially when proper equipment is not provided, caregivers may sustain back or shoulder injuries while attempting to lift or roll a patient.
  • Needle sticks - Nurses are often responsible for giving injections like insulin and blood thinners to patients. This makes needle stick accidents a real risk. Needle sticks can lead to infections, and they may require time off from work.
  • Overexertion injuries - A lot is expected from nursing home staff. The work can be almost nonstop, and it can be very physically taxing. Staff members may not receive adequate breaks to allow their muscles to recover. Repetitive stress injuries and other injuries, like pulled muscles, can be caused by overexertion.

If you have been injured while working in a nursing home, you are likely entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. This line of work can be difficult and dangerous. Nursing home personnel are absolutely essential to the well-being of their patients, and you deserve to be treated with dignity and respect following an on-the-job injury.

Contact a Larimer County Nursing Home Staff Injuries Attorney

Hoggatt Law Office, P.C. has the experience needed to help injured nursing home staff members receive the benefits they deserve through workers’ compensation. To schedule a completely free and no-obligation consultation with one of our skilled attorneys, please contact us at 970-225-2190.

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Hoggatt Law Office, P.C.

970-225-2190 | 1-800-664-3151

123 North College Avenue, Suite 160,
Fort Collins, CO 80524

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Greeley, Colorado 80634|
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