When the numbers on traffic fatalities were released for 2015, there was a public outcry about the dramatic increase in crash-related deaths. The numbers left many people scratching their heads, but some analysts offered a simple explanation for the increase – the economy had improved, more people were driving and, therefore, there were more deaths.
Long hours, growing to-do lists, looming deadlines, increased expectations from employers – these are facts of life for many American workers. The stresses of the job are starting to take their toll on employees.
In the United States, the private sector reported around 3 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2015. That’s the equivalent of the entire population of Mississippi. Workplace injuries are surprisingly common in the U.S., and they often leave workers to wonder what they should do next.