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Workers With Paid Leave Less Likely To Have Work-Related Accidents

A study released from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health found that workers who were provided with paid sick leave were 28 percent less likely overall to suffer nonfatal work-related injuries than those without paid sick leave.

The study found workers who held high-risk occupations such as jobs in construction, manufacturing, agriculture and health care and social assistance seemed to have benefitted most from paid sick leave.

The Federal and Medical Leave Act of 1993 requires employers to offer up to 12 weeks of leave for eligible workers, but it may be paid or unpaid.

According to the NIOSH study findings, paid sick leave seemed to help businesses reduce occupational injuries and, in the long run, reduce employer’s costs. Paid sick leave is also associated with shorter recovery times as well as reduced complications from those suffering from minor health problems.

If you or your loved one has suffered any type of work-related injury, contact our office today. We can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

 

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