Study finds that paid sick leave prevents future injuries

A new study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health reveals that workers who are given paid sick leave are less likely to be injured in the workplace as compared to people who do not receive paid sick leave.

Not only do the risks of injuries increase, but so does the need for more time off at a later date due to an illness. The study of more than 12,000 employees in the private sector found that workers without paid sick leave are 53% more likely to need two weeks off later on.

Researchers found that if illnesses are continually ignored, then there is a 72% chance that workers would need as much as two months off at a later date.

If you have been injured on the job and have been denied workers’ compensation benefits, contact the workers’ compensation lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates at 612-334-3444.