Federal workplace safety to improve by 2014

Earlier this month, President Obama signed an order telling all federal agencies to improve their workplace safety standards by 2014. ┬áHe hopes in four years if agencies work to improve safety in the workplace they can reduce the number of injuries and illness acquired on the job, reduce the amount of time spent to review a claim, and speed up an injured or ill employee’s return to the workplace.

In 2009, the federal government spent $1.6 billion on workers’ compensation and 79,000 new claims were filed by federal employees.

Federal agencies will have to pay for any improvements needed to increase employee safety standards.

If you or someone you love is seeking workers’ compensation, contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600 to learn more about your rights.


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