Some jobs are more dangerous than others. However, everybody, regardless of job responsibilities, could be injured at their place of employment.
In addition to tens of thousands of annual workplace injuries, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration reports that 4,405 workers were killed at work in 2013. This works out to approximately 85 deaths per week and 12 per day.
The construction industry, for example, is one of the most dangerous. In 2013, 796 construction workers were killed on the job. There were many causes of death, with falls at the top of the list, followed by being struck by an object, electrocutions, and caught-in/between accidents.
If a person suffers an on the job injury, they should consider their legal rights after receiving medical attention. This includes filing a workers’ compensation claim and possibly a lawsuit against any negligent party. It is important for the injured party to receive the compensation he or she deserves.
A workplace injury can turn a person’s life upside down. If you or a loved one is put in this position, take care of your health first and then learn more about your rights.