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Posted in Uncategorized on January 8, 2016   |  by Gary Burger

Workplace Wellness - New Frontier of Workers' Compensation?

Recent studies indicate that wellness in the workplace is exceedingly important for workplace safety and efficiency. A recent study by the University of Michigan examined 10 modifiable health risks in over 200,000 individuals across 7 industries, and discovered that wellness programs aimed at addressing modifiable health risks could save employers billions of dollars in lost productivity.

In my workers' compensation practice, I often see injured workers who have been working long hours trying to help their employer by doing the best work they can. Sometimes I wonder if those injuries could have been avoided if the employer had taken preventive measures before the injury occurred to improve worker safety.

Sadly, it is almost never the case that employers take these types of obvious steps. Employers cut corners and force employees to work long hours in unsafe conditions, resulting in injury.  When you are injured, it is important to make the decision to hire an effective workers' compensation attorney like those at Burger Law. We can help you in your time of greatest need.