Fear of retaliation keeps workers from reporting injuries: survey
Eagan, MN – Some workers are not reporting on-the-job injuries for fear of retaliation, according to survey results released in December by FindLaw.com, a legal information website.
Nine percent of 1,000 people surveyed reported having let an injury go unreported, citing reasons such as fear of being fired or losing out on promotions. Most of the unreported injuries were slips, trips and falls; carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive motion injuries; being caught in machinery; and musculoskeletal injuries. Workers also reported keeping silent about burns and violence from co-workers, FindLaw reported.