a recent study done by AFL-CIO, 3.8 million workers are expected to experience work-related injuries
on the job, while an estimated 50,000 will experience occupational deaths.
The highest rates of fatalities occurred in the fishing and logging industry,
while nursing and public-sector jobs led the numbers in highest illness/non-death
injuries on the job. AFL-CIO believes that it is the lack of funding for
governmental groups to prosecute occupational safety laws that is responsible
for the rise in death tolls/work injuries.
While administration groups like OSHA and MSHA are proposed to be governmental
groups to diminish these numbers, many are critical of their ability to
create change. Due to current staffing levels, AFL-CIO reports, it’d
take around 113 years for them to investigate the 8 million businesses
they are assigned to manage the levels of safety for the country. With
these low levels of available workers, it makes their job difficult to
catch when employers are actually violating current health code and safety laws.
How can these numbers be changed? Recognize the issue is impacting Americans
across the board, as well as our economy, and address the challenge with
revised policies and legislation! The Protecting the America’s Workers
Act aims to be passed in order to aid these groups strengthen violations
against unjust employers with unfair practices in order to protect their
employees from harsh conditions, work injuries, and strengthen the rights
of unions and victims.
What Can You Do to Contribute to the Cause?
Rely on personal aid, as governmental aid is still unstable, and unable
to respond to all of the jobs it has left to do. Due to this under staffing
and underfunded and overall backlogged workload of these two governmental
groups, it’s within your best interest to report unfair business
practices directly to a workers’ compensation attorney. Through
legal aid, an individual is more likely to receive the attention, through
the proper modes of channels and help to gain awareness to their cause
and imitate change.
If you or someone you know has recently suffered a work-related injury,
don’t hesitate to get the help you deserve. Answer questions, and
receive critical and progressive moves towards the benefits you deserve
with the help of Thomas F. Martin PLC.
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