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Nursing and Healthcare Worker Injuries

Nurses and healthcare workers take care of countless sick, injured, and disabled people throughout Minnesota every day. But these jobs can often put them at risk of developing workplace injuries and illnesses. In fact, Nursing Assistants are injured at work more than any other occupation in the United States.

As a nurse or other healthcare worker, you may be hesitant to seek legal help after your work injury, because you might be afraid of what will happen if your employer finds out. At Fields Law, we’re dedicated to keeping all communication with clients private and confidential, so you can get our advice without worrying.

The Minnesota Workers Compensation attorneys at Fields Law Firm can give you the information and advice you need to understand your options and move forward with your life after getting hurt at work. Contact us now at 1-888-343-5375 or complete a contact form to get answers to your questions.

Client Success Story
The Fields Law team helped an injured nurse obtain a significant settlement from a large hospital. The client suffered a low back injury at work while transferring a patient from a stretcher to a hospital bed. The client underwent major surgery as a result of this injury, but her back pain persisted.

The hospital and its workers’ compensation insurer sent the client to a physician who provided a statement that the client’s pain was unrelated to her work injury. Despite this physician’s opinion, our staff helped the injured nurse obtain a significant settlement of over $190,000.

Health Risks in the Healthcare Industry

Healthcare worker injuries are on the rise as nurses and nursing assistants continue to be exposed to numerous risks every day, including:

  • Back Injuries
    Nurses are often subjected to heavy lifting when they move patients manually, which puts them at high risk for back injuries, on a daily basis. In fact, nursing assistants are injured at work more than any other occupation, and registered nurses are in the top 5, according to the Department of Labor.
  • Exposure Illnesses
    Despite safety precautions, healthcare workers can develop illnesses from contagious patients through contact with their skin, inhaling germ-laden air particles, or even getting stuck by contaminated needles.
  • Stress-Related Injuries
    Nurses often work long shifts on their feet for 12 hours or more without breaks. Over time, the stress of these shifts can cause pain, disability, and even arthritis to develop in joints throughout the body.
  • Slip and Fall Injuries
    During shifts, nurses may walk several miles during their rounds. This puts them at high risk of slipping on spills, leaks, or other liquids in the hallways and walkways of hospitals and doctors’ offices.

At Fields Law Firm, we know how important nurses and healthcare workers are. The jobs of nurses and other healthcare workers are vital to protect the well-being of our friends and families, and that’s why we’re here to help. If you work in the healthcare industry and were hurt at work, contact our Minnesota workers’ compensation law firm today.

SETTLEMENTS AND RECOVERIES IN ALL CASES DEPEND ON SPECIFIC FACTUAL AND LEGAL CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH ARE UNIQUE TO EACH CLIENT’S CASE. PAST CASE RESULTS ARE NOT A GUARANTEE OR PREDICTION OF SIMILAR RESULTS IN FUTURE CASES WHICH THE FIELDS LAW FIRM AND ITS LAWYERS MAY UNDERTAKE.

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John Kelley
John Kelley
21:38 16 Oct 18
I was having issues with an insurance company and I hired fields law firm. The people there are amazing and always quick to answer questions even a couple times on the weekend. I worked with Blake amazing person and very informative on my case. I would highly recommend this firm to any of my friends.read more
Michael Frazier
Michael Frazier
23:58 10 Oct 18
I had the pleasure to work with Michael and Annie on my LTD case. When my claim was denied by the insurance carrier, Michael didn't hesitate to take them on with an appeal. He worked diligently on the appeal and ultimately won this for me. Mind you, this wasn't a huge case but he treated me like it was and as if I was the only case he was representing. He kept me abreast of vital information, it was clear that he knew his stuff and wasn't afraid to take on the big insurance company. Michael was much more than I ever expected given that our relationship was entirely remote, handled by telephone and email only. Not only is he a strong lawyer, he treated me with compassion and respect. I am beyond pleased with him and the Fields Law team. Michael cares about his clients and he gets the job done for them because he knows how impactful an injury can be to both a person's well-being and their financial security. I highly recommend Michael and Fields Law whether you are local to their Minnesota offices or out of state like myself.read more
Melanie Eason
Melanie Eason
20:12 29 Aug 18
Fields Law Firm is great. Patrick Kramer, my lawyer, is fantastic. He and his legal assistant Samantha K. have handled my case for several years. They have kept me informed every step of the way. They are both easy to contact. I have both of their phone numbers and email addresses and they respond promptly to any messages I leave. Without their help I would not have been able to get the disability company to fulfill their promises. It is a relief to leave all the dealings with the disability insurance company in their hands.read more
Jeannie Kerr
Jeannie Kerr
23:37 15 Sep 18
My experience with Merrick Williams of Fields Law Firm has been truly above and beyond satisfactory. His knowledge and professionalism have guided me through a very difficult time. He and his assistant Angela were readily available to answer any questions and address my concerns. I highly recommend him as an attorney and will use his services again if necessary in the future.read more
ebon jordan
ebon jordan
19:51 27 Sep 18
Field Law Firm was great my lawyer Zach Schmoll was more than I could ask for. He always kept me in the loop and explain everything perfectly, got back to me whenever I called less than 24 hrs and was a extremely nice guy. This guy is young and knows what he is doing so please don’t let the age fool you. I had a wonderful experience with Field Law and will refer anyone with legal matters to them.read more
Edward Johnson
Edward Johnson
23:11 31 Oct 18
I highly recommend Fields law Firm if you need some no nonsense attorneys to represent you. I was treated courteously and efficiently each and every time by Mike and his associates. They settled my Long Term Disability case in a timely fashion. and was pleased with the results. Thanks again Mike and Fields Law Firm. You are the best!read more
Jeffrey
Jeffrey
19:19 09 Nov 18
Fields Law Firm is simply the very best when it comes to representing you & fighting for your rights! They are a "10 Star" Law Firm hands down! Michael Kemmmitt & Sarah Christensen were simply outstanding to work with. They took over my long term disability case after I was being denied my benefits & gave me the moral support & law experience that I needed to win my case. They were supportive throughout my case & they will fight tooth & nail to assure your rights are not being denied. It is so rare to find a law firm that treats you like YOU are the most important person to them. I HIGHLY recommend Fields Law Firm. They are truly advocates for justice.read more
Ben Chadwick
Ben Chadwick
23:20 12 Nov 18
Michael and Samantha were always giving me updates in a very timely manner. They were very good at getting back with me if I had questions, and they didn't have the answer at the time of our discussion. They were very thorough in their handling of my case, and we received a positvie ruling due to their efficiency and expertise. Thank you very much Michael and Samantha, I appreciate all that you did to help me with my case. I would definitely refer people to you, as well as use you in the future. Benjamin Chadwick.read more
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