Nursing can be a tremendously rewarding profession, but it is also an inherently dangerous one. Hospitals are notoriously hazardous work environments, presenting a broad range of risks for employees, and the nature of the nursing position and the duties expected of you only increase your odds of suffering a work-related injury or hardship.
Regardless of where you work in the New York City area, there are workplace hazards for you to know about so you can take proper measures to avoid them. Accidents involving falls, falling objects and repetitive stress are not the only ones that workers' compensation covers. There can be a risk of you developing an occupational disease if toxic and hazardous substances are present in your work environment.
Driving a bus is hard work. Your job requires you to operate for long hours, perform repetitive tasks and work among some hazardous conditions. Being a bus driver means you have a unique risk of sustaining an on-the-job injury.
Many people associate nursing homes as a quiet place where the elderly live out the rest of their lives. However, as a nursing home worker, you know that this picture is only an ideal.
Suffering an injury on the job is never an issue to downplay or ignore. Too many people, however, make the mistake of trying to continue work and ignore the pain. This can be costly not just to your potential workers’ comp claim but also to your health, well-being and recovery. There are several reasons it is imperative that you notify your employer of any injury immediately after it happens.
Working on a construction site always comes with unique risks, but the winter weather can exacerbate them. As it gets colder in New York City, you must anticipate some of the hazards that occur due to snow and ice.
If you have qualified for workers' compensation or are thinking about applying for benefits, one of your questions may be whether you automatically qualify for Social Security disability benefits as well.
Some workers' compensation claims are very clear and severe. According to The Insurance Journal, overexertion (pulling a muscle) and falls are the top sources of injuries on the job. These happen in a single incident, and the bodily harm is usually immediate and undoubtedly attributable to the accident.
Nursing is a demanding profession, and whether you are an RN or CNA, you likely know that the job is often just as strenuous as it is rewarding. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, nursing boasts more nonfatal occupational injuries than any other profession, so medical providers should be proactive in protecting themselves.
Many New York office workers do not realize that workers’ compensation does not just provide protections for people who work in dangerous occupations. Employers in any industry must carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover the costs associated with workplace injuries, including those that occur in office environments.