Occupational injury and compensation for nurses (Please need more information)Register Today!
- by irb097265 Mar 29, '09Dear all:
In my country, Taiwan R.O.C. ,nursing work environment is very difficult,we lack of occupational injury and compensation system for nurses.I join a plan to establish a notification of occupational injury and compensation
system for our nurses.I want to know that in U.S.A.and Canada,if a nurse got occupational injury what can she do(if there is any notification system of occupational injury),and the financial support after occupational injury.Please send me more information about this.It will helpful for my country to establish a sound system for our nurses.thank you so much.
- Mar 30, '09 by Silverdragon102Hi and welcome to the site
I have moved this to the Occupational health forum where hopefully you will get some good answers
- Mar 30, '09 by irb097265Dear Silverdragon102:wink2:
Thank you for your help.Thank you so much
- Apr 1, '09 by 3rdcareerRNIt appears that you seek information about the worker compensation system in the U.S.A. I suggest performing an internet search for "worker compensation basics". Each of the 50 states of the U.S.A. has its own laws and regulations for worker compensation. These laws and policies cover most types of workers, not just nurses.
In addition are USA Federal laws and regulations for worker health protection, particularly the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Here is a good starting point for healthcare workers:
In addition are local (city, county, state) public-health surveillance systems (notification of disease), such as tuberculosis registries. A public-health nurse can provide you details on how those systems and protocols work.
I hope you find some part of this answer useful.