After an Oklahoma worker is injured on the job, the employer must follow certain protocol to ensure the worker's immediate safety and avoid any further injuries. Paperwork must also subsequently be completed by the employer and submitted to its workers' compensation insurance provider as well as the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
It is common knowledge in the health care industry that nurses and other health care professionals experience workplace injuries at a rate much higher than other occupations. In fact, recent Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the rate of on-the-job injury in hospital orderlies is significantly higher than the rate of workplace injury for firefighters. In fact, the rate of workplace injuries experienced by hospital orderlies and nursing assistants is almost double the rate experienced by firefighters.