Workplace Injuries that were Unreported

Workplace Injuries that were Unreported

Workplace Injuries that were Unreported

In a workplace scene, there are a lot of notion and action happen. From transactions, micro-management up to manual labors, all of these happen in every work place may it be on an office or an industrial work place such as a construction site, employer as well as its employees tend not to be aware from other businesses running around them as they are focused on their own work to avoid sustaining injuries or committing errors on their work and may render them unproductive. So whenever there is an accident occurred inside the work place, there would be lesser witnesses or there are no reports made at all and this also means that your benefits as an employee would be deny such as coverage for medical treatment and financial benefits for missed time from work due to recuperation or necessary rest. 

Even if there was no witnesses, you yourself, who have experienced the accident and have sustained damages can file for an injury report to work desk to get your proper workers' compensation pay. If you haven't, then your employer may deny the potential coverage for your medical treatment and benefits from work. It is always recommended to report the accident as soon as you can and if manageable to avoid being held down by these strict legal mechanics. A proper and valid injury report should contain: 

  • Name of injured worker/s

  • Worker's occupation or job title at the time of the injury

  • Worker's age at the time of the injury

According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the number of cases of sustenance of injuries inside a work place yearly is high since then yet it is expected to be higher than those previously recorded numbers as there are said to be unreported cases of sustenance of injury and implemented a rule over OSHA approved workplaces of strict adherance to compulsory submission of all injury reports. 

According to some articles, few companies have lacking injury reports root from the intent to hide their unsafe practices and job environment, some has lenient safety standards and health countermeasures and workers tend not to following resulting in sustenance of injury and hid it for obvious reason. 

Lastly, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), sustenance of workplace injuries and illnesses tend to appear unreported as some companies and work industries implemented safety incentive programs where workers and staff are rewarded for reducing work place injury rate and occurrence of related stuff. 

But the bottomline is that report injuries should be spoken out loud and be properly addressed as it may lead and change employers' and the whole industries' unhealthy ways and structural and mechanical errors and make major amendments to their workplace for those accidents not to occur again. 

Call your Lawyer 

If ever one of your family members or closests friend has been involved in a workplace accident or have developed a condition who have sustained either minor or significant injuries and even a possible disability because of the employer that has shown apparent negligence and recklessness and caused an accident and render the victim to have life-threatening injuries and condition, you can always refer help from a professional experienced injury lawyer to smoothen things out as your hired lawyers can help you decide from their factual and legal advices. 

Ryan LLP is an Ohio based injury lawyer that represents victims of personal injury caused by car accidents, medical malpractice due to medical professional's negligence, and even wrongful death against large companies, agencies and even individuals. We have 40 years of experience doing our service in this field and evidently successful with our civil litigations. Call our office now for free legal consultation.

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