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A supportive work environment can increase accident reporting

Most Connecticut employees and workers spend so much time at their offices or worksites that they consider it their second home. They enjoy the camaraderie they have with their co-workers and the feeling of importance they get when they complete a task or are part of a large team working together. It is this social interaction that some studies suggest they miss the most when they are missing work due to an injury sustained in a workplace accident. In fact, when employers checked in with injured employees and demonstrated their support for them, it went a long way in establishing trust between employee and employer.

Though it is an employer's duty to create a safe working environment, employers should also strive to create one where employees feel safe enough to report work accidents and injuries suffered as a result. Establishing this relationship ensures that employees are comfortable approaching their employers. According to experts, the interaction between an injured worker and their supervisors in the immediate aftermath of the accident plays a big role in creating or dispersing those job fears.

As the trend has gravitated toward considering employees costs rather than as assets for improving the organization, so has employee unease at reporting workplace accidents. When employees do not report workplace accidents, not only will they not get compensated for their injuries but they also cannot highlight the problem that caused the injury and ensure it gets fixed so no one else is injured.

Filing a workers' compensation claim is an injured worker's right. It can cover medical costs that were associated with the injury and also wages that were lost because the worker was unable to return to work.

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