Dangers that home health care nurses face while working

On Behalf of | Apr 11, 2019 | Workers' Compensation |

It is inevitable that people in Missouri will get hurt and sick at various points in their lives. It is also inevitable that they will grow older as well, which often times comes with health complications. In these situations people will need medical attention to heal from the injuries or the illnesses. Most people may think about doctors when they think about medical attention, but there are many people involved in healthcare and there are many ways healthcare is provided.

One of the other groups of people who are important to providing healthcare are nurses who administer medications, ensure the patient is doing well and many other tasks. While many nurses work in hospitals and clinics, there are a large number of nurses who provide home care for patients who can no longer come to the hospitals and clinics. These homecare nurses provide a very valuable service to those in need. However, these nurses can face certain dangers that can result in injuries which can prevent the nurse from being able to work for a period of time.

There are many parts of home nurses’ job that can cause injuries, but some are more common than others. Some of the common reasons for injuries are based on the fact that they go into people’s homes who may have weapons or have family members who are using drugs. They also face issues associated with providing the care such as overexertion, blood-borne pathogens, unsanitary conditions within the home, animals in the home, long commutes which increase the chances of car accidents and other dangers.

There are many home nurses who are injured on the job in Missouri. Some of these injuries can be very severe as well and prevent the nurses from working. This can create a difficult financial situation for the nurse, but they may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits which can pay for some of the lost wages and medical bills associated with the injury as well. This compensation can be very valuable and it is important that workers receive what they deserve. Experienced attorneys understand this and may be able to guide one through it.

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