A severe injury can set you back on your career path or mean you never work the same job again. Whether you suffer a long-term disability or a short-term inability to work, any serious injury has the potential to affect you physically, emotionally and financially. To help avoid accidents, illnesses and injuries in the workplace, your employer should implement a Workplace Injury and Illness Prevention Program. Why is this so vital to your safety? Here are three reasons.
Many lines of work contain certain dangers and carry inherent risks. Some workers know that, in their line of work, it's only a matter of time before they might be injured. When a worker in California is injured on the job, he or she is often entitled to file a workers' compensation claim in order to help cover the medical costs and wages lost.