IRSST - Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail

Factors that Influence a Sense of Injustice Following a Workplace Accident

Abstract

The primary objective of this research project is to identify the factors that contribute to a sense of injustice in the first few weeks following a workplace accident. The researchers drew on the findings of several studies that indicate that this feeling increases the likelihood that an injured worker will experience more severe pain and emotional distress, which could lead to a longer absence from work.

Current rehabilitation approaches do not appear to be effective in reducing feelings of injustice. Furthermore, developing activities specifically designed to reduce this feeling requires a deeper understanding of the factors that contribute to the emergence of a sense of injustice.

This research project will provide an empirical foundation to guide the development of techniques to reduce the sense of injustice following a workplace accident. The results could constitute a knowledge base to guide procedural decisions in order to avoid the emergence of this feeling among injured workers.