Study finds paid sick leave prevents injuries
A new study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and published in the American Journal of Public Health reveals that workers who receive paid sick leave are less likely to be injured in the workplace than people who do no get paid sick leave by 28 percent.
Healthcare workers who do not receive paid sick leave are 18 percent more likely to be hurt at work, and construction workers are even more at risk with a 21 percent risk increase.
Not taking sick time off can not only cause future injuries, but it could also lead to needing more time off in the future. Workers who come to work sick six or more times are 53 percent more likely to need two weeks off later on due to an illness.
If you have been injured at work and have had your workers’ compensation claim disputed, contact the workers’ compensation lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600.