Regardless of the field you work in, you need to watch out for the risk of a job-related accident. Sometimes, these accidents result in devastating injuries, while others claim lives. Each year, many people in New Jersey and across the country face many hardships after an incident at work.
Going over statistics on job-related accidents helps draw attention to the prevalence of these injuries and it is important for employers as well as employees to focus on prevention.
How many workers suffer injuries per year?
Data published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sheds light on the prevalence of job-related injuries in the state of New Jersey. During 2019, 69,000 workers in New Jersey sustained nonfatal injuries while working, according to reports from employers in the private sector. For every 100 full-time equivalent workers, 2.5 sustained a job-related injury in 2019.
How do job-related injuries affect workers?
There are many ways in which a job-related injury can turn your life upside down. For example, you could have to miss work while you recover from an injury or you might lose the ability to work in a particular field indefinitely.
Workers’ compensation can help provide training for injured workers wishing to find a new line of work and these benefits can also help with medical costs and lost wages. Workplace injuries can affect your emotional well-being as well as your ability to enjoy life and they often create problems for loved ones as well. If you sustained an injury at work, review all of your options and take steps to protect your future.