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February 2014 Archives

Temporary workers are still suffering greater rates of injury

We have previously written about the fact that temporary workers tend to suffer greater rates of injury and occupational illness on the job than full-time and part-time workers do. Studies confirm that this trend is partially borne out of the fact that a great many temporary workers do not communicate primarily in English. Though it is absolutely no fault of the worker, it can simply be harder to train non-English speaking workers and to ensure that they understand all relevant safety protocols.

Can filing a work-injury claim hurt your chances for recovery?

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) confirms something that previous research studies have concluded. Namely, the study confirms that when individuals suffer work-related injuries and file injury compensation claims, these individuals tend to experience more negative impacts on their long-term recovery than those who do not file such claims.

Falls are causing an increasing number of spinal injuries

For some time, the leading cause of traumatic spinal cord injuries in the U.S. has been motor vehicle accidents. However, a new study authored by experts at Johns Hopkins indicates that these specific kinds of back injuries may now result most frequently from falls. Given that falls are a major potential hazard on New York construction sites, this trend is understandably disconcerting for employers and workers alike.

The most common work-related injuries are...

We frequently write about various hazards that exist in various American industries and workplaces. If properly attended to, these hazards can generally be navigated safely. But accidents do happen and injuries continue to occur in even the most safety-conscious workplaces. A survey recently conducted by Findlaw indicates that seven work-related injuries are currently the most common occurring in the U.S. today.

Many workers fail to report injuries due to fear

We write frequently about the fact that despite numerous safety-related regulations, the American workplace remains hazardous. Thankfully, certain hazards may be mitigated if they are properly understood. As a result and for a number of other reasons, it is important that workers report any work-related injuries and occupational illnesses that they may suffer.

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