Broken Bodies, Fighting Spirits: Life After a Workplace Injury

Arise organizers observed a disturbing trend in long-term negative impacts on workers and their families after a worker was injured on the job. In addition to living with long-term or permanent pain, members shared other physical and mental health issues, as well as financial difficulties, and strain on family relationships.


In order to further understand why serious workplace injuries seem to throw workers’ lives into turmoil, Arise created an Injured Workers Group, for workers to share stories and struggles, describe their experiences with the state workers’ comp system, and make recommendations for other workers.

Based on workers writing from the Group meetings, Arise created a publication to share the stories of workers with long-term injuries, in their own voices.  




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