Termination anxieties negatively affect workers’ compensation claim outcomes

Twelve new studies from Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Workers Compensation Research Institute showed that a worker’s fear of being fired after an injury has a significant impact on costs and worker outcomes.

The studies collected data from 4,800 injured workers across 12 states – Connecticut, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Tennessee – who acquired injuries in a workplace accident and received worker’s compensation benefits from their employers.

According to the studies, the workers who were very anxious about getting fired after their workplace injury showed poorer return-to-work outcomes than those who do not worry about losing their job.

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