The impact of workplace accidents that result in catastrophic injuries, or even those that were non-casual, is difficult to quantify. However, the costs associated with the physical and emotional effects of accidents, and the lost productivity, can have a significant toll on workers’ health and lives.
When it comes to workplace accidents, the costs to business as a whole can be enormous. Most organizations spend thousands of dollars each year in compensation for workplace accidents, but these costs can be passed on to their employees. In some cases, businesses have had to lay off entire teams because of the increased costs associated with workplace injuries.
In the United States, in 2014, the average cost of a workplace injury was over $100,000. In some cases, an injury will cost an employer more than that. These costs are largely passed on to the employees. In other cases, the employer will have to offer a sick leaves or other benefits to cover the costs of the employee’s time away from work.
The costs of workplace injuries are a direct result of human nature. When you take away a worker’s rights, then they are more likely to take away other workers’ rights. This is a good thing, but it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try to compensate employees who have had to leave a job because of their injuries.
This is a great point of discussion, and one that we often hear from employees. Many of us, like many of the rest of the world, have been working in a position where we are often stuck in this “no choice” scenario. For example, if we are a truck driver, we may be stuck at the end of the line because we cant leave because we are required to carry our papers.
In this case, we as a company are forced to keep a truck driver on our payroll and, as we put him to work, we have no choice but to pay him for his time and the hours he puts in. In many cases, these are no choice scenarios. It is true that we can find ways to compensate employees for lost productivity, but we shouldnt be able to just pay them money for leaving. We dont want to just keep paying people for not making the switch.
The problem is that the law isnt really set up for such scenarios. As a company, you are responsible for your company’s financial well-being. If you dont expect your employees to leave you for a better deal, you are not going to do your job. Employees should be treated with the same respect as any other employee that works for you.
In general, employees are not encouraged to leave the company until they get a severance package or a new job. However, it is always possible that employees will leave the company for a better deal. As a side note, I have a friend who worked for a company that was a little too tight with employees. In the beginning it was nice, but then there was a point where he noticed that the management wasn’t as good as the other guys.
I have a friend who worked for a company and he said that every time he went to talk to management, he just got told, “Hey, I work for you, so I can just leave”.
I think we have reached a point where companies are doing the same thing with their employees, but it seems that they are getting less aggressive about it. For instance, a new, attractive package can be a nice thing for a company to offer and for employees to be excited about.