Understanding Why Some States Have High Numbers of Occupational Injuries and Fatalities
Despite the regulations enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, some states have much higher numbers of occupational injuries and fatalities than others.
There are any number of things that could impact why the employees in one state are more susceptible to a certain type of accident or injury over another, but often it boils down to the type of jobs that are available in that state. For example, mining accidents are more likely to occur in states like Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia, where a high number of workers are miners.
What Should I Do If I’ve Been Injured At Work?
There are certain steps that anyone who has been injured on the job should do to protect themselves. Learn more by reading our guide “Seven Steps To Take After A Work Injury“.
Injuries Common To Female Workers
There are certain workplace injuries that women are more susceptible to then men. These women should be able to collect workers’ compensation just like anyone else, but the fact is that often their claims are denied.
Helping Your Family
Workplace injuries don’t just impact the victim, it can also mean that their family suffers financially. Most Americans don’t have enough savings to cover the bills for weeks or months if they are out of work, which is why workers’ compensation is designed to cover lost earnings. However, insurance companies make to process of claiming this benefit very difficult in the hopes that most victims will give up and they can save money.
Learn more about how you can protect your family today.
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