Few of us here in Georgia go to work each day thinking we’re going to suffer a work injury or serious illness due to our job. Getting hurt on the job can result in painful, often complicated medical procedures, a long road to recovery, big medical bills, and a loss of income. Of course, severe injuries such as these affect your quality of life and can create emotional upheaval for you and your family. And sometimes workplace injuries may even result in death.
Workplace injuries are all too common. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that nationally there were approximately 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers in 2016. That means nationwide, 2.9 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees out of 100 in private industry had a non-fatal incident.