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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.

Statute of Limitations

Statutes of limitations (SOL) are laws passed by legislatures to set the maximum time after an event within which legal proceedings may be initiated. In other words, a statute of limitations is the period of time after something happens (car accident, work accident) giving rise to legal liability, for the injured party to hold the responsible party liable, either through settlement or the filing of a lawsuit. Once the period of time specified by the SOL has passed, the injured party is forever barred from filing a lawsuit for that specific cause of action.

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