Monday, February 29, 2016

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Workplace Injuries May Affect Future Earnings

A study recently published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine analyzed the effects of work-related injuries on the long-term wealth of U.S. workers. Researchers collected data from more than 12,000 participants over a 30-year period. The participants ranged in age from 14 to 22 years of age when the first interviews were conducted in 1979. Follow-up interviews were conducted on an annual basis until 2008. The information collected included employment history, income, level of education and health status. By the final year of the study, 82% of the survey group was still responding. Each year, participants were asked whether or not they had sustained a work-related injury or illness and if so, whether or not the injury or illness resulted in missed workdays. From this data, respondents were categorized into the following three groups: Suffered a work injury that led to days away from work (DAFW) Suffered a work injury but had no days away from work (NDAFW) Did not sustain a

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