About Workplace Injuries
Did you know that in 2019, 2.8 out of every 100 full-time workers in the U.S suffered a work-related injury? Workplace injuries are incredibly common in our country. In fact, the National Safety Council estimates that a work-related injury occurs once every seven seconds.
There are a growing number of regulations put in place by the U.S. Department of Labor, but American workers are still experiencing immense suffering, injury, illness, and even death, due to incidents & accidents that occur at work. The possibility of being harmed or injured while at work is an unfortunate reality. We are adamant that workers who are injured while on the job deserve fair compensation.
Common Workplace Injuries
Construction – Construction workers are at risk for injuries & illnesses due to falls or unsafe working conditions. Common workplace injuries within the construction industry include broken/fractured bones, brain injuries, back injuries, spinal cord injuries, eye injuries, and burns.
Healthcare - Healthcare workers are at risk for sprains & strains due to lifting or transferring patients or heavy equipment and have high rates of workplace violence injuries due to the potential for conflict within the industry.
Transportation & Warehousing – Unsurprisingly, many workplace injuries within the Transportation & Warehousing industry are due to motor vehicle accidents. These workers are also at risk for broken bones, strain, pain & soreness, as well as injuries that result from being hit by objects.
Manufacturing – Workers in the manufacturing field often get hurt on the job due to overexertion, which can cause soreness, pain, and strain. They are also at risk for amputations due to machine mishandling or malfunction and other bodily injuries resulting from falls and flying or falling objects.