Were You Injured at Your CNA Job?
If you are a certified nursing assistant (CNA), you know how demanding the job can be. Most CNAs work with heavy patient loads at all times. Between repositioning patients, changing linens, assisting with meals, documentation, helping with procedures and answering calls, many days fly by with no breaks at all.
In this hectic work environment, even experienced CNAs run the risk of injury. If you got hurt while on the job, you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Dealing with the claims process can be complex, but Nicolet Law Office, will do everything we can to ensure your medical bills are covered, and you can return to work as soon as possible. After years of helping CNAs throughout Wisconsin, we know how the system works.
What are Common CNA Injuries?
The injuries most commonly associated with CNA work reflect the physical nature of the job. CNAs often deal with:
- Back and neck injuries: CNAs have to lift heavy loads frequently, which can lead to repetitive stress injuries such as herniated discs or other complications.
- Slip-and-fall Injuries: Many CNAs are in a hurry while they are at work, which increases the risk of falling.
- Disease exposure: Despite the best precautions, dangerous disease exposure can happen through a coworker’s negligence or poorly implemented workplace policies.
These injuries sometimes require physical therapy and other kinds of ongoing treatment. While you may worry that you cannot afford the procedures you need to be well, our attorneys can analyze your situation and suggest the best route to recovery and financial stability through a workers’ compensation claim or personal injury case.
You Deserve the Same Help You Give Others
People in caretaking professions sometimes find it difficult to accept help. However, that is what will allow you to continue assisting others for years to come. Contact our office and tell us your story. Let us help you so that you can keep helping your patients. Our legal team is available by email or by phone at 1-855-NICOLET.