Wyoming Workers' Compensation

Healthcare Workers and Nurses – Wyoming Workers’ Compensation

Nurses – WY Workers Compensation - Wyoming Burg SimpsonNurses and other healthcare workers face countless serious safety and health hazards on the job, such as bloodborne pathogens and biological threats, chemical and drug exposures, repeated lifting, and other physical tasks, to name a few. If you have been injured on the job, talk to a professional to evaluate whether you have a valid workers’ compensation lawsuit.

Healthcare workers and nurses face higher nonfatal worksite injury and illness rates than any other private industry occupation. Nearly 654,000 of these workers were injured or fell ill in 2010, the most recent year for which data is available. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants had the highest rates of musculoskeletal disorders of all occupations in 2010. Aside from medical personnel, OSHA includes other large medical facility employees, such as:

  • Mechanical maintenance
  • Medical equipment maintenance
  • Housekeeping
  • Food service
  • Building and grounds maintenance
  • Laundry
  • Administrative staff

If you are a healthcare worker who has been hurt at work, get in touch with the workers’ compensation lawyers at Burg Simpson’s Cody office by calling 307-527-7891 or by filling out our Free Case Evaluation form.

Healthcare workers of all types risk several hazards on the job every day, such as:

  • Stress – Nurses suffer incredible workplace stress as their biggest health risk. Roughly half of all nursing personnel also reported workplace bullying.
  • Heavy lifting – Health care professionals – and nurses in particular – spend a lot of time either lifting heavy objects or repositioning patients during their shifts. The strain can take its toll.
  • Assault and/or battery – Healthcare workers and nurses also face higher rates of assault from either patients or their distraught family members. About 25 percent of healthcare workers are assaulted on the job every year.
  • Infections/blood-borne diseases – By their very nature, medical facilities are filled with microorganisms and germs, and most health care workers and nurses deal with blood-borne diseases every day.

If you have been hurt in an accident at a medical facility, call our Wyoming office at 307-527-7891 to discuss your options for securing a workers' compensation settlement.

Our Attorneys in Cody, Wyoming Are Here To Help

If you get hurt at work, the most critical thing you can do is to seek medical attention. But the clock on your workers’ compensation claim starts ticking as soon as you get hurt, so you need to report it quickly. Do not risk your health or your career by failing to report your injury in a timely manner. Fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form HERE or call our Wyoming office of Burg Simpson today at 307-527-7891. We offer a no-cost, no-commitment consultation of your case. We also work on a contingency basis, which means that we don’t get paid unless we are able to secure compensation for you.

 May 29, 2020

Michael Burg Interviewed About the Body Parts Case

Michael Burg Interviewed by the Colorado Lawyer About the “Body Parts Case.” In November of 2019, trial lawyer Michael Burg, with shareholders David TeSelle, Holly Kammerer, and Paul Friedman, secured a $58.5 million verdict in punitive and compensatory damages for families who had donated bodies of their deceased loved ones to the Biological Resource Center…. Read more »

 May 21, 2020

Angela E. McGraw Featured by Women Trial Lawyers Network

In May of 2020, Burg Simpson shareholder and trial lawyer Angela McGraw was featured by the Women Trial Lawyers Network. The Women Trial Lawyers Network promotes the participation of women in the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), and aids in the advancement of women members into leadership positions. Additionally, the organization supplements the knowledge and experience of women by providing networking and educational… Read more »

 May 11, 2020

Burg Simpson Supports the Jeremy Bitner Fallen Officer Fund

ENGLEWOOD, CO – MAY 11, 2020 – The annual Jeremy Bitner Memorial Run is held in honor of Englewood Police Detective Jeremy Bitner. Detective Bitner lost his life in the line of duty on May 28, 2012, after being struck and killed by a drunk driver while performing a routine traffic stop. Jeremy served the… Read more »

 May 8, 2020

May 2020 E-News

Complex Business and Commercial Litigation, Construction Defects, Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices, Mass Tort, Class Action, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, and Workers’ Compensation BURG SIMPSON IS FULLY OPERATIONAL DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC MAY 2020 E-NEWS GOOD LAWYERS 5280 Magazine Announces STEPHEN J. BURG “The Face of Personal Injury Litigation” Burg Simpson shareholder Stephen J. Burg is the… Read more »

VIDEO: Michael Burg Interviewed on Ring of Fire TV

 April 1, 2013

VIDEO: Michael Burg Interviewed on Ring of Fire TV

Burg Simpson’s Michael S. Burg is one of America’s leading lawyers when it comes to representing individuals injured by dangerous and defective medications. In this interview Michael talks to Ring of Fire T.V. host Mike Papantonio about immunity afforded to the makers of generic pharmaceutical drugs and the role of the FDA.

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