Economic troubles increase workplace stress, injuries

According to a recent survey, 62 percent of workers in the U.S. feel that their employer is trying to do more work with fewer resources after the economic recession. ¬†Researchers call this “worker intensification” because employees are being asked to do more with fewer resources, in less time, and for the same amount of pay.

55 percent of workers have taken on more responsibilities after the recession and 70 percent of these have done so without an increase in pay.  In addition, 51 percent of survey participants reported that their added responsibilities at work have had a negative effect on their well-being.

The survey also says that as workplaces become more stressful, conflict between employees increases and employees experience a greater inability to concentrate and do their job to the best of their ability.  Furthermore, workplace stress leads to a greater number of employees taking sick leave and an increase in workplace accidents and injuries.

If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, contact the Raleigh workplace injury lawyers of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC at 919-851-3311 to discuss your situation with one of our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys.