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.

 October 18, 2019

Michael Burg Interviewed By Denver’s Channel 7 About The Dangers Of Vaping

Michael Burg Interviewed By Denver’s Channel 7 About The Dangers Of Vaping Michael Burg, the founding shareholder and a trial attorney with Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, was interviewed by Denver’s Channel 7 on Thursday, October 17th  to discuss the the dangers of vaping. Click here to access Michael Burg’s interview on Denver’s Channel… Read more »

 October 16, 2019

Burg Simpson E-News – October 2019

OCTOBER 2019 E-NEWS GOOD LAWYERS $143 Million Settlement Secured for Victims of the Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions Michael S. Burg and Seth A. Katz have announced that an agreement has been reached between Columbia Gas, its parent company NiSource, Inc., and the lawyers representing multiple groups of plaintiffs in both mass action and class action… Read more »

 October 16, 2019

If You Have Had a Slip and Fall Accident

If You Have Had a Slip and Fall Accident By: Jessica Prochaska- Burg Simpson Shareholder and Personal Injury Trial Lawyer A Colorado slip and fall personal injury claim is filed in civil court and seeks compensation for the victim’s injuries. This type of claim alleges that a property owner failed to address a dangerous or… Read more »

 October 10, 2019

Angela McGraw on the Faculty of The American Board of Trial Advocates

Angela McGraw, Of Counsel with Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, will be a presenter on the faculty of The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Masters in Trial® program on Thursday, November 14th. The presenters are members of ABOTA, trial experts, and experienced judges. ABOTA is ​dedicated ​to ​training ​the ​next ​generation ​of ​lawyers ​to ​meet ​the highest ​standards ​of ​professionalism ​and ​advocacy ​in ​the ​practice ​of ​law.  Established in 1958, membership in ABOTA continues to carry considerable prestige among attorneys, judges,… 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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