Archive for December 5, 2013
Did you know that, according to the Survey of Occupation Injuries and Illnesses (SOII), nearly 3 million workers suffered from on-the-job injuries in 2012? Getting hurt at work can result in stacks of medical bills and financial hardship. Some injuries leave employees physically, mentally, or emotionally unable to work. What constitutes a work-related personal injury, and what should you do if you get hurt at work?
What is an Occupational Personal Injury?
Just last year, 905,700 employees sustained injuries serious enough to miss at least some days of work, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Workers may suffer from immediate or sudden physical injuries, such as slips, trips, and falls, or, in the case of construction workers, being struck by debris. Physical i