Mental Health

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Damage from a workplace injury or illness can affect the the mental health of injured workers in a number of ways that extend far beyond the physical harm from the initial injury:

  • the psychological trauma of suffering an accident or disease
  • coping with the chronic pain that may result
  • the anxiety of wondering how to financially make ends meet
  • social isolation and depression when removed from regular daily life and routines
  • the stress of dealing with aggressive claims management practices by employers or the Board, with toxic work environments or with harassment
  • the stigma and suspicion that still today place the blame on the victim, especially when the injury is invisible

The above quote is from  https://injuredworkersonline.org/issue/mental-health/?fbclid=IwAR1Enl2Rp_yovHwEm2MTgQ-0U-LsVlZzkOZrwiOd0bjEFTiihSQ4jAh2LVo

January 8, 2019

Among almost 500 injured workers that Dr. Light had seen during his practice, majority were immigrants that came to country from 1 to 5 years. There are some research that support this observation:

New immigrants face higher risk of work injury, says study

Recent immigrants not only have poorer job situations than workers born in Canada, but immigrant men are also twice as likely to sustain workplace injuries that require medical care comImportant informationpared with men born in Canada, according to new research from the Institute for Work and Health (IWH).Recent immigrants not only have poorer job situations than workers bornin Canada, but immigrant men are also twice as likely to sustainworkplace injuries that require medical care compared with men born inCanada, according to new research from the Institute for Work andHealth (IWH).  Quote from https://www.cos-mag.com/occupational-hygiene/30524-new-immigrants-face-higher-risk-of-work-injury-says-study/