Did you know that hospital workers miss more work due to injury than construction workers? While commonly overlooked, nurses face severe back and spine injuries with alarming regularity.
In emergency situations, the public relies on emergency medical services (EMS) workers to arrive at the scene and treat any injuries. EMS workers play a crucial role in providing first aid, urgent medical care and transporting patients to hospitals and other facilities. Many of the people who have had their injuries treated my emergency medical personnel rarely consider that these workers often face serious injury themselves—especially while on the job.
Prompted by deficit concerns and certain highly publicized fraud investigations, conservative commentators have attacked various benefits programs in recent years. Workers’ compensation programs are not immune from such posturing. Indeed, a recent article characterized this perception as the “myth” of workers’ compensation fraud.
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“Injured on the job” does not mean, “injured at your workplace.” Rather, it refers to any injury suffered while working. This is a very important distinction for a traveling employee whose workplace might be a moving car, truck or airplane (or the various destinations to which those vehicles travel).
“Maria” injured her back in a slip-and-fall at work. She filed a workers’ compensation claim and was successful. She returned to work under modified duty/light duty. While back at work, her immediate boss continually assigned her to the least desirable tasks at work, did not step in when fellow employees repeatedly mocked her and implied that her injury wasn’t real, and refused her applications for a promotion.