Work injuries are life-changing and still all too common in America. Injured workers wonder if they will ever return to work, how they will pay for extended care and rehabilitation, and who will pay the bills while they recover.
Today, workers’ compensation insurance is available in all 50 states and covers some medical care and lost income. But with workers’ comp benefits under attack and shrinking in many states, injured workers should not overlook possible third-party actions for additional financial support.
Be Safe at Work
The best way to ease the pain and suffering caused by workplace injuries is to prevent them in the first place.
Statement by Loren Sweatt
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
American workers’ health and safety must be protected, and every American worker should return home at the end of each and every workday, safe and unharmed. Workplace safety needs to be everyone’s priority. We will continue to work with our partners across the country – job creators, trade associations, labor unions, safety and health professionals, and individual workers – to make every workplace safe and healthful. Working together we can continue to improve working conditions in this country and create more good, safe family-sustaining jobs for all Americans.