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What you need to know about CNA workplace injuries

On Behalf of | Jun 16, 2022 | Nursing & Healthcare Worker Injuries |

It may surprise you to learn that nursing assistants are at high risk of getting hurt on the job. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that certified nursing assistants reported the highest injuries and illnesses in all private industry cases in 2020.

Working as a CNA is a physically demanding occupation that often results in shoulder, neck and back injuries. If you are suffering work-related damages, it is vital to understand how to file a workers’ compensation claim to cover your associated expenses.

What are some common CNA workplace injuries?

In your position, you have to manage many physical tasks at a fast pace. Your job requires lifting heavy loads, moving quickly, and navigating disease exposure. These job duties can lead to cumulative trauma or other bodily damages, such as:

  • Slip-and-fall injuries
  • Herniated discs in your back or neck
  • Hand injuries from repetitive motions
  • Knee damages from physical strain
  • Infection from an accidental needle pokes
  • Spinal injuries from lifting patients

How does workers’ comp help?

The type of injuries that can occur in your position may require ongoing medical treatment or physical therapy. Even if you do not currently need medical attention, your ailment may worsen over time. A workers’ compensation claim can help ensure you have enough money to pay for procedures and necessary care. Work with a knowledgeable professional to help file your claim and secure your desired outcome.

You spend your time caring for others, making it essential to care for yourself. Get the compensation and treatment you deserve by understanding your legal options. Always report any work-related injuries or illnesses to your human resources department.