In California, it's not workers employed in manufacturing or construction who run a higher risk of workplace injuries. Rather, those employed in health care actually are at greater risk for workplace injury than construction or manufacturing workers. Fortunately, health workers may be entitled to compensation if they become ill from an incident on the job or suffer a workplace injury.
When people think of workplace accidents, they probably conjure up images of construction sites, manufacturing plants, or fishing boats. But in Connecticut and elsewhere, folks who work in hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities than those employed in construction or manufacturing jobs. The incidence of injury is similar across all types of health care facilities, public or private, union or nonunion.