Depending upon the data that you use and the perspective that you bring to the discussion, it could be argued that we are safer today than we have ever been. Dive into the statistics on crime, motor vehicle crashes, home safety and workplace injuries and you might well come to the conclusion that these are the good old days – at least as far as danger to life and limbs is concerned.
It is not something people typically think about on their way to their Jonesboro job in the morning or as they drive home in the evening. Statistics about workplace injuries are often more interesting after a person has sustained an injury while on the job or has been denied Georgia workers’ compensation benefits.
A recently released study looked at how quickly people see a doctor and return to work in a couple of different situations: those who have health insurance for non-work-related injuries or illness compared and contrasted with employees who suffer a work-related injury.