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More Than Meets the Eye: Social, Economic, and Emotional Impacts of Work-Related Injury and Illness

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This article assesses the severe medical, financial, and emotional impacts of workplace injuries and illnesses. The article finds that many injured and ill workers lost their health insurance, encountered treating physicians reluctant to become involved with the workers’ compensation system, and suffered severe to catastrophic financial and emotional burdens as a result of their injuries and illnesses.

Source: Lax, Michael B. and Rosemary Klein. More than Meets the Eye: Social, Economic, and Emotional Impacts of Work-Related Injury and Illness. New Solutions. Vol. 18(3) 343-360 (2008). Article reproduced with permission.

About the Source: New Solutions: A Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health Policy aims to build connections between the labor, environmental, and public health movements. New Solutions brings together a variety of voices concerned with environmental and occupational health hazards facing our world today in order to inspire, organize, and activate ideas for a sustainable future.  Check out the journal at http://baywood.com/journals/previewjournals.asp?id=1048-2911 and use the “Click to view articles” link to see the list of volumes.   Go to http://www.newsolutionsjournal.com for author instructions and to submit articles.