This is a common question and concern that we get a lot of...will my employer retaliate or terminate me for reporting my injury? You have the law on your side...so it is best to report the injury.
It's a stereotype, but the idea of postal workers encountering unleashed dogs on their route is all too common.
We suppose it "could" all be a coincidence...but when we see injuries continue to happen in a particular workplace, we can only wonder if the employer is really putting forth their best effort to maintain a safe work environment.
We wanted to share a few of the kind words we've received from our clients...
A recent work study found that those who work 40-49 hours a week are more at risk for an injury due to a work-related accident...and the risk continues to increase the more and more hours are spent on a job per week.
It is a must that employers make sure the equipment employees use is properly maintained and inspected.
When working outside in sub-zero temperatures, your risk of injury increases. This could be due to the sub-zero temps or possibly the icy conditions. In the instance above, ice may have been a factor in causing the accident.
There was a recent article, which examined what workplace injuries have become most common.
A few years ago, the Secretary of Labor delivered a speech addressing safety in the workplace, and among his comments, he said:
According to the most recent statistics, the fatal work injury rate went down in 2017. In 2017, there were 5147 reported fatal injuries, which is a smidge down from the 5190 fatal injuries that were reported in 2016.