Healthcare: A growing industry that poses hazards to its nurses | Matt Fendon Law Group
Matt Fendon Law Group
Call Us 24/7
Toll Free 800-229-3880
Se Habla Español
Prescott/Flagstaff 928-358-4068

Healthcare: A growing industry that poses hazards to its nurses

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the healthcare industry continues to grow and employs around 18 million workers. While hospitals serve the noble purpose of providing aid to the sick and injured, they also create hazards for healthcare workers, such as nurses.

If you’re a nurse, you’ve probably gone into the field with the goal of helping others, but it’s also critical to ensure you’re taken care of, as well.

Arizona’s healthcare worker shortage

Although healthcare is a booming industry across the United States, Arizona lacks the staff the keep up with this growth. The state faces a shortage of healthcare workers and ranks 44th in the United States for its number of active doctors. Additionally, Arizona needs more qualified nurses, like you, in its hospitals.

Due to the state’s lack of nurses, you and other Arizona nurses may be working longer hours and face increased stress. More anxiety added to an already stressful occupation and the many hazards in your workplace can be dangerous or detrimental to your health. Even without added pressure, the CDC cites the healthcare industry already has the largest number of nonfatal, workplace injuries.

What dangers do healthcare workers face every day?

The CDC outlines potential risks to a healthcare-related job, such as physical injuries and work stress and overexertion.

You may have suffered a physical injury, such as musculoskeletal disorders, from lifting patients repeatedly over a long period of time. Or, you might have increased anxiety from trying to make up for a lack of nurses in your hospital.

If you have extreme anxiety and exhaustion, you may take risks and overexert yourself. These risks could lead to physical injuries, which may be eligible for workers’ compensation. However, it can be helpful to consult a lawyer on your case before moving ahead with filing a claim.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Nationally Recognized In The Legal Community

  • Avvo Rating 10 Top Attorney
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • Martindale Hubbell AV
  • Avvo Clients' Choice 2018
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives

We’re Ready To Answer Your Questions And Resolve Your Claim

With four offices across the state, we are ready to work with you no matter where you are in Arizona. Contact our office toll free at 800-229-3880 or send us an email.Our team of lawyers is available to take your call 24/7. We offer free consultations for workers' compensation and Social Security cases.
Habla Español.

Contact the Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Four Locations To Serve You Better


Phoenix Office

Phoenix Office
1601 N. 7th Street
Suite 330
Phoenix, AZ 85006

Phone: 602-562-9111
Phoenix Law Office Map

Tucson Office
2573 N 1st Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85719

Phone: 520-333-6665
Map & Directions

Prescott Valley Office
7550 E Addis Ave
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

Phone: 928-358-4068
Map & Directions

Flagstaff Office
223 N San Francisco Street
Suite 105C
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Phone: 928-358-4068
Map & Directions


Prescott Office


Tucson Office


Flagstaff Office
Back To Top