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Paid sick time is good idea for high-risk industry employers

According to researchers from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Michigan employees that receive paid sick time are 28 percent less likely than those without paid sick time to suffer from a work-related injury. The study also found that individuals who work in the highest risk industries such as manufacturing and construction benefit the most from paid sick time.

The life of an injured worker after suffering from an injury can be stressful from the loss of income and added medical bills, and the workers' compensation process is not always a simple one. But, under Michigan law, your employer must carry workers' compensation insurance to cover your work-related accident. After filing a workers' comp claim, you will receive medical treatment and financial compensation for your injury.

The CDC studied data from a National Health Interview Survey of 38,000 employees interviewed between 2005 and 2008. The results were consistent even when researchers took into consideration sex, age and pay, which could also impact injury rates at work.

Researchers at the CDC believe that workers without paid sick time feel pressured to go into work even when they are sick because they are afraid of losing their income. However, this is when injuries are more likely to occur because sick workers are usually tired from taking medications, loss of sleep, or simply not on the task at hand.

It is important to seek workers' comp benefits as soon as possible after any work-related incident. The process can often be time consuming and laborious, so it is important to initiate the process as quickly as possible.

Source: Fox News, "Sick days make workers less likely to suffer on-the-job injuries," July 31, 2012

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