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Shoulder and back injuries common among nurses and medical aides

Working in the medical profession is a noble calling. Every day, you do your best to help alleviate the suffering of others. That can sometimes result in your suffering instead. Repetitive motions combined with needing to lift heavier patients can result in serious injuries that can keep you from doing your job pain-free. You may be worried about reporting the injury, seeking treatment for it or otherwise calling attention to it. After all, it could endanger your job if your employer finds out that you can no longer perform all aspects of your job, which you love.

4 risks nurses face in the health care industry

It's no secret that nurses face a number of health issues after working in the field. They lift patients, work with biological hazards and come into contact with many diseases and illnesses. The hazards in the workplace are often mitigated, but that doesn't mean that you can't get hurt on the job. If you are, then you may be entitled to workers' compensation or be able to go through a personal injury lawsuit if you are not covered by workers' compensation.