Healthcare workers are essential to our everyday existence. This has been made clearer than ever during the COVID 19 pandemic. These workers are there to take care of our basic, more specialized and emergency healthcare needs, and also the daily needs of an ever-growing population of seniors, the elderly and the differently-abled. These workers are employed in hospitals, clinics, urgent care centers, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, offices, and placed in private homes by agencies. Unfortunately, while performing these important tasks of helping others, healthcare workers are at great risk of getting injured at work in numerous ways. Work in the healthcare industry is typically physically demanding. It can take a toll on the body. Workers can also be injured by a variety of people or things they encounter on a daily basis in their jobs.
Types of Injuries in the Healthcare Field
The healthcare field encompasses a multitude of different jobs, ranging from home healthcare aid to registered nurse to orderly, which all share certain risks that increase the chances of an on-the-job injury. Some of the common causes of injury in the healthcare field include:
Some types of work injuries healthcare workers may experience as a result of these and other workplace incidents include:
These are only a few examples. There are many other injuries that healthcare workers can also experience because of the danger inherent in their daily work and the naturally hazardous workplaces.
What To Do After A Work Injury in the Health Care Industry:
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