America is a nation that was founded on the principle of hard work and earning one’s keep. For this reason our nation has developed one of the strongest work ethics in the world. With all the work that the American workforce puts into their labor, one would expect gratitude from their employer — unfortunately this is not always the case, especially when there is an injury on the job.
Injuries on the Job
In 2013 there were 327,060 sprains, strains, and tears; 229,190 slip, trip, and fall injuries, and 170,450 back injuries sustained on the job. That same year there were an estimated 917,100 occupational injuries and illnesses that actually resulted in some time off from work. On average, male and female workers in the United States missed around 8 days of work because of such