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Bae SW, Oh SS, Park WM, Roh J, Won JU. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019; 16(14): e16142603.


Department of Preventive Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul 03722, Korea.


(Copyright © 2019, MDPI: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute)






Objective: To investigate changes in the incomes of workers, particularly those in the construction sector, who experienced industrial accidents according to their status of return to work. Methods: We used data from the fifth Panel Study of Workers' Compensation Insurance. A repeated measures ANOVA was used to compare annual differential incomes before and after the industrial accident, and a linear mixed model was used to investigate the changes in income from before to after the industrial accident according to the industry and return-to-work status. Results: A comparison of the industrial categories revealed that construction industry workers exhibited the greatest incomes before the accident and the greatest decrease in income after the industrial accident. Regression analysis for assessing changes in income after the industrial accident showed that a comparison by industry revealed a significantly greater reduction in income in the construction than service industry. A comparison by work status revealed significantly greater decreases in income in the reemployment and non-return to work groups than among those who returned to their original work. Conclusions: The economic statuses of the victims of industrial accidents decreased relative to the pre-accident statuses in all industries. The ability to return to original work is important for preserving the accident victim's economic status.

Language: en


industrial accident; industry; return-to-work status; workers’ compensation insurance


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