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Temps more likely to get injured while working in California

Many companies throughout California and the rest of the nation are finding that it is cheaper to employ temporary workers rather than hire full-time employees. In fact, the industry employs nearly three million of these workers. Most temp workers are employed on construction sites, warehouses and factories -- all of which are some of the most dangerous workplaces that often see workers being injured while working.

Based on workers' compensation claims, temporary workers are more likely to be injured on the job than permanent, full-time employees. In California, there was a 50 percent greater probability of temps being injured on the job than those permanently employed. In some states, temp workers suffered a significantly higher risk of dislocations, fractures, lacerations and amputations.

OSHA began examining several reports and found that the same injuries were the result of untrained workers. Temporary workers are not trained for days or weeks on how to properly and safely operate equipment. Therefore, with little to no training at all, injuries are bound to occur.

Unfortunately for many California temps who are injured while working, there is often a delay in having medical expenses paid for. The primary reason for this is because the temp agency and the company argue over which company is responsible and should pay for necessary medical treatment. In some cases, this will delay emergency care, which could ultimately cause the injury to become worse. Whether a temporary or permanent employee, California workers who have been injured while working are entitled to workers' compensation benefits and would do well to understand their rights to such.

Source: Pacific Standard: The Science of Society, Temporary Work, Lasting Harm, Michael Grabell, Olga Pierce & Jeff Larson, Feb. 3, 2014

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