Tuesday, November 17, 2009

GAO, OSHA find work-related injuries underreported

An article in the New York Times, Work-related injuries underreported by Steven Greenhouse, details a GAO report on OSHA data regarding injuries in the workplace. Washington Senator Patty Murray is quoted:
“This report confirms that when it comes to the documenting of workplace injuries, we can’t just take employers at their word,” said Senator Patty Murray, Democrat of Washington and chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety. “The system, to this point, has been all too easy to game.”


  1. If you or a loved one has been injured at workplace, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits and the two most asked about is medical and wage replacement benefits.The injury must be reported to the employer's insurance company immediately.If not reported within the prescribed period, the workers compensation claim may be rejected. Employees may be required to submit medical records documenting the visits, or they may be asked to consult company recommended doctors in order to make sure their claims are valid. If your claim is wrongly denied by your employer, you may be able to pursue legal action to gain the compensation you require. You may be able to argue your case and get your employer to take a closer look at your worker's compensation claim. Visit workplace accidents for more information.

  2. That is not a good sign, anything and everything that is related to the workplace and its workers should be reported since it will be unfair to the employees of the company, especially if they get injured. Proper workplace management will lessen the problems especially when dealing with injury and, when the employee has filed a lawsuit due to negligence, with injury lawyers, Ottawa, Canada.

    My friend has filed a lawsuit at the law firm in Ottawa against her employer at the time she got injured from a fall from a flight of stairs. She was fully compensated for the days she missed work, hospital bills, and more.


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