Atlanta, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/18/2017 -- Health care facility workplace injuries are among the most rampant in the United States, so Darwin Johnson, a work injury lawyer who practices in Atlanta, set out to shed light on the facts about hospital accidents.
In an article released via his firm's website, Johnson discussed statistics, facts and solutions pertaining to the hazards faced by hospital personnel. "There are over a quarter-million hospital worker injuries and illnesses reported in the United States every year, with nearly seven out of every 100 hospital workers becoming injured on the job annually," said Johnson. "While the hard numbers are down a lot from the previous several decades, those stats still have a ways to go."
Johnson wrote the article in light of the fact that hospital employees make up a large portion of Atlanta's workforce.
Citing Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) statistics, Johnson laid out some of the most prevalent hospital injuries faced by health care workers. Those instances include sprains and strains, bruises, soreness, fractures and cuts and punctures. According to 2011 OSHA statistics, 54 percent of hospital worker injuries involve sprains and strains. "With that in mind, it's imperative that workers use the proper equipment when moving patients, and seek help when necessary," said Johnson.
According to Johnson's write-up, the moral of the story is to avoid overexertion and always use the right medical equipment. "Rushing through something could mean a serious injury," said Johnson.
To read the full article, please visit Darwin Johnson's website. Complimentary consultations with the Atlanta-based workman's comp lawyer can be scheduled by calling 404-692-6482.
About The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson
The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson provide legal defense for individuals all throughout the greater Atlanta, Georgia area. He provides effective legal defense for individuals unjustly injured while at the workplace, and gets them the compensation they need. Clients of Darwin F. Johnson don't pay unless he delivers compensation.
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