Construction sites are active, busy places, and while this is great for getting jobs done, it also can result in injuries. Researchers at the Bureau of Labor Statistics point out that simple preventive measures can help protect workers against these common incidents.
Overall occupational injury rates continued to decline in Wisconsin in 2015, according to data collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Both public and private sector rates declined, as did rates in the U.S. as a whole, following a downward trend over the past decade.
Mild fall weather in Wisconsin has allowed farmers and their employees extra time to work outside this season. As the opportunity for work increases, the chance for injury and unsafe working conditions continue. Farm employees should always remember that they have the right to workplace injury protection.
One of the biggest myths or misunderstandings about workers who are collecting workers' compensation benefits is that they do not want to return to work. In most cases, nothing can be further from the truth.