Chart Shows Nursing Workers Comp Claims Severely Spiked Recently
I was researching background material for the previous article on why unemployment is taxed, but not Workers Comp benefits. I came across a chart that showed the significant effect that COVID-19 had on the nursing industry over the last two to three years. The nursing workers comp claims accounted for 14.9% of all claims during the pandemic.
That percentage represents a phenomenal spike in claims for nurses. One would have to have expected these figures, though with the hospital admittance rates increasing so rapidly.
The top two nursing workers comp claim figures usually are not the highest on the list. Taking care of sick patients and having to do repetitive lifting likely caused nurses’ aides and Registered Nurses as the highest groups by far. That does make sense and these numbers should reduce in the next few years.
One should not expect these numbers to reduce presently as the number of sick patients will increase as the general population seeks medical care post-pandemic.
If one needs to see the sacrifices these workers made, just look at the chart one more time. One out of every seven (1/7) of all Workers Comp claims were incurred by these heroic workers.