Missouri Work Place injuries and daylight savings
Are you feeling a bit sleepy at work today? Interesting article form the Atlantic last year.
If so, you’re far from the only one. In fact, the Monday following the switch to Daylight Saving Time ranks among the days when Americans are the most under-rested: On average, Americans sleep for 40 minutes less the Sunday night following “springing forward.”
And that has serious consequences for workplace safety: A 2009 study in the Journal of Applied Psychology examined 576,292 mining injuries that were sustained in the years from 1983 to 2006. On the average Monday, Christopher M. Barnes and David T. Wagner of Michigan State found, coal miners reported an average of about 63 on-the-job injuries. But on the Monday following the switch to DST, the number increased by 3.6 injuries, or 5.7 percent. To make matters worse, Barnes and Wagner also found that the severity of the injuries increased: The number of days missed due to an injury on the post-DST Monday rose by 67.6 percent compared with average workplace injuries.
Many of the issues involved as Missouri workers compensation cases often are very complex and can be very technical in nature.
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Some people are unsure if they even want to pursue a Worker’s Compensation claim. That too is within your rights and totally your decision.
Some Employers will try to pressure you for any variety of reasons not to make a claim. They may try to claim that their work comp premium rates will rise or that you are being a “bad employee”. The thing that you must consider is what is best for you and your family in a decision that you must make. Hopefully this report can ease some of your concerns and allow you to make the choice that you feel is right.
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