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Fear of Reporting an Injury

While some workers have no problems reporting workplace injuries to their employer, many injured workers fail to do so. In fact, some reports suggest that as many as two-thirds of work-related injuries and illnesses go unreported. There are a number of reasons why employee do not report injuries. Workers often fear retaliation if they report a safety violation or work injury related to a violation. Studies have indicated that retaliatory fear prompts many workers not to file either OSHA or workers' comp claims. In a study of OSHA reporting, occupational health providers often reported to workers' fear of retaliation as a reason for underreporting. Pressure from co-workers also prompts failure to report safety violations and comp claims. Safety incentive programs create incentives not to report, since non-reporting leads to a reward for a work group.

Fear of Reporting an Injury

While some workers have no problems reporting workplace injuries to their employer, many injured workers fail to do so. In fact, some reports suggest that as many as two-thirds of work-related injuries and illnesses go unreported. There are a number of reasons why employee do not report injuries. Workers often fear retaliation if they report a safety violation or work injury related to a violation. Studies have indicated that retaliatory fear prompts many workers not to file either OSHA or workers' comp claims. In a study of OSHA reporting, occupational health providers often reported to workers' fear of retaliation as a reason for underreporting. Pressure from co-workers also prompts failure to report safety violations and comp claims. Safety incentive programs create incentives not to report, since non-reporting leads to a reward for a work group.

What if I am injured in a truck accident out of state?

If you are injured on the job, you want to be cared for at a hospital close to home. However, if you are a truck driver involved in an accident, your primary care will come in a hospital near where the accident occurred. No one wants to be alone, away from loved ones and the doctors they trust when in the hospital, but this is an unfortunate reality for some truck drivers.

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