Sunday, October 15, 2017

Nurses File Workers Compensation Claims in Colorado

Are you a nurse who’s been hurt on the job?

Were you trained in proper lifting techniques?

Did your workplace utilize a safe patient handling program?

According to OSHA, “Nearly half (48 percent) of injuries resulting in days away from work are caused by exertion, such as lifting, bending or reaching. These motions often relate to patient handling.” It’s critical to receive medical attention if you’re in a lot of pain after lifting patients all day. You can make your injury a lot worse if you don’t treat your pain properly. 
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Did you know your hospital can address the biggest cause of workplace injuries by implementing a program to promote safe lifting, repositioning, and transfer of patients? 

These programs include: 
  • Utilizing ceiling-mounted lifts 
  • Minimal-lift policies 
  • Patient assessment tools 
  • Training all caregivers and dedicated lifting teams on proper use of equipment 

If you don’t think your workplace has done enough to protect you and the other nurses on your staff, contact us today to discuss your rights. At Kaufman & Kaufman, LLC., our Colorado workers’ compensation attorneys will advocate your rights, and help you secure the benefits you need and deserve! 

Colorado workers compensation attorneys have been representing injured workers on the Western Slope of Colorado with over 72 years of combined experience. We strive to provide fair, honest, and aggressive representation. Call (970) 945-2396 now to schedule your FREE initial consultation!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Fatigue in the Workplace Can Lead to Injured Workers

Do you often find yourself tired while working?

Do you work long shifts that require a high level of physical activity?

Do you get the recommended amount of sleep per night?

According to the National Center of Biotechnology Information, “Fatigue is a workplace hazard and can be associated with safety and health of the worker. It affects the health and safety of both the employee and his/her colleagues.” Are you at risk of falling asleep on the job?
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Causes of fatigue in the workplace:
  • Lack of sleep
  • Dim lighting 
  • Long shifts requiring high levels of physical activity
  • Not enough breaks in jobs that require high levels of mental activity 
  • Sleep disorders
  • Overindulging in alcohol, caffeine and nicotine 

If you or someone you know has fallen asleep on the job and was injured, contact an attorney today to learn your rights! Injured workers who were victims of their own or another party's fatigue may need financial assistance. Workers compensation is available to those who qualify through the Colorado workers' compensation insurance program. 

At Kaufman & Kaufman, LLC. our workers’ compensation attorneys can help you navigate your claims and handle the complicated administrative and legal procedures. What are you waiting for? Call (970) 945-2396 now to schedule your FREE initial consultation with one of our Colorado workers’ compensation attorneys. The initial consult with our office is free! If you have a question or concern about your claim for Colorado Workers' Compensation, please set up an appointment with us to discuss your rights.