Recession Has Surprising Effect on Workplace Injuries – Lower Injury Rates Do Not Mean Safer Workplaces

The recession may be having a surprising effect on fatal and non-fatal workplace injuries. According to 2008 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), fatal work injuries dropped by more than 10 percent from 2007 to 2008. 

But this does not mean that workplaces are safer. BLS acknowledges that the economy had a major effect on the drop, and industries with the highest number of workplace injuries, such as construction, lost the most jobs in the recession. In addition, the average number of work hours across all industries also decreased.

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Therefore, the decrease in workplace accidents is a result of the economy, not safer construction zones. If you believe your workplace injury was due to another person’s negligence, you may be eligible to seek compensation. Review your case with a Manhattan construction accident attorney now to learn more.

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