• Car Accidents

    Have you been hurt in a car accident? BW is here to help! Contact us today to get the representation you deserve.


    Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents

    Truck accidents seriously injure or kill St. Louis drivers every day. If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, we can help you immediately, with a free consultation. We've been on both sides of the truck accident fight for 30 years, so we know how to help YOU.


    Truck Accidents
  • Workers Compensation

    Have you been hurt on the job? If so, you are at the right place because we can help. We are one of the leading workers' compensation law firms in the area. We have seen virtually every type of injury there is in our 30+ years of representing hurt workers. Plus, we have the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. We know the law and will work hard to ensure you get the best results possible. Contact us now and click here for more information about work place injuries.


    Workers Compensation
  • Medical Malpractice

    We pride ourselves on being strong and successful patient advocates for those who have been injured or killed because of medical error. The prestigious Journal of Patient Safety recently reported that as many as 440,000 people die every year from unnecessary medical mistakes. Although many doctors try their best, they are like everyone else and sometimes make mistakes. When mistakes happen, let BW's expert patient advocates help you. Contact us now and click here to learn more about our substantial medical malpractice experience.


    Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Injuries

This is a little known fact – Hospitals are among the most dangerous places to work as far as work injuries.  Nurses are hurt on the job more often than almost all other professions.  In fact, nurses are twice as likely to suffer a work in injury than the average private industry worker. Recent reports recorded 58,860 work-related injuries per year in hospitals that caused missed work time.

Nursing is a rewarding job, but very demanding physically and emotionally.  Nursing assistants and orderlies are injured at nearly three times the rate as construction laborers.  Back and arm injuries are most common, with nurses having more back and arm injuries than all but four other professions (according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data) including truckers and warehouse workers. 

 

Back Injuries

Lifting and carrying patients, and often at awkward angles, not surprisingly leads to many back injuries.  Muscle tears, tendon strains, herniated discs, sprains, and overall soreness are epidemic in the nursing profession.  The rising rate of obesity among patients along with nursing shortages has put added pressure on nurses, forcing them to lift heavier people, and to work more often than they would have in recent years.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 12 percent of nurses are forced to leave the profession entirely because of back injuries.  There is a solution to this problem - mechanical lifts that move patients.  While these are becoming more common, many medical facilities choose other funding priorities.

Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and falls cause serious work injuries, particularly to the knees and ankles. Tendon and muscle strains to the knees and ankles are painful, take a long time to heal, and can result in a prolonged period of time out of work.

Needle Stick Injuries

According to the American Nursing Association, 64 percent of nurses have experienced a prick by a syringe or needle while on the job.  Small puncture wounds and bleeding are not the full extent of the danger.  Needle sticks with used syringes cause serious risk of infections and blood borne pathogens. This puts the nurse at risk for HIV and other serious conditions.

We help people who have been injured in work accidents.  We offer a free consultation so that you may discuss your concerns with an experienced attorney. Contact us online or call our St. Louis office at 314-862-6865 to schedule your free initial consultation. When you meet with us, ask about:

  • Evening and weekend appointments
  • Home and hospital visits
  • No attorneys fees unless you collect