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Nurses who follow lifting technique still suffer back injury

Most people in Illinois who have ever attempted to lift anything have heard about the importance of lifting with the legs, not the back. Many large items purchased at stores even have warnings on the boxes explaining the necessity to "team lift." In fact, nursing schools apparently teach about the importance of using body mechanics to lift patients in order to prevent a back injury. Unfortunately, some studies show that such a technique will not actually prevent an injury.

Much of workers' compensation comes from back and neck injuries

A Villa Grove, Illinois worker was eventually awarded over $1 million for a workers' compensation claim involving back injuries. He was employed for many years by the Union Pacific Railroad as a welder. He filed a workers' compensation claim for serious back injuries that required surgery and left him unable to work.

Workers' Compensation: fired Illinois man gets $3.6 million

Workers' compensation could be considered a trade-off. When an employee is injured on the job, he or she gets workers' compensation insurance benefits provided by law in exchange for not filing suit against the employer. But when an employee is fired simply because of an injury, the law permits that employee to sue for damages. An Illinois jury recently sent a serious message to one employer, exemplifying the seriousness and consequences of disregarding the rights of employees.

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