National Safety Month: Workplace Accidents
According to the National Safety Council (NSC), June is National Safety Month. The NSC is a nonprofit, public-service organization established to promote health and safety in the United States. Nationwide, thousands of organizations observe National Safety Month, focusing on causes of injuries and prevention.
In honor of this month, we take a closer look into workplace safety.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Injury at Work?
Although there are a number of different causes of workplace injuries, according to the NSC, the most common are slip and falls, overexertion and contact with dangerous objects or equipment.
What Industries Have the Highest Number of Workplace Accidents?
Certain injuries have higher risks for workplace accidents. These industries include:
Workplace Accident Statistics
- A worker is injured on the job every 7 seconds.
- The average number of production days lost to workplace injuries in a year is 104,000,000.
- The most common types of injuries are sprains, cuts or lacerations and pain.
Do You Have Rights if You Are Injured on the Job?
Workers’ Compensation is an insurance benefit which provides compensation for the losses suffered when an employee is unable to work due, provided their illness or injury occurs as a direct result of a job-related activity or working conditions.
In short, employees who become hurt or sickened while performing duties on behalf of their employer may be entitled to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits.
Unfortunately, the insurance companies side with the interests of the employer—not the employee. Many make it difficult for employees to receive the benefits they earned. Employees cannot expect insurance companies to act for them. An experienced Workers’ Compensation attorney will fully understand the laws specific to these cases—and fight for the benefits you have earned.
The experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at Attorney Injury Group understand how a debilitating workplace injury or work-related illness cam change the lives of an entire family.
We know that injured employees who try to handle Workers’ Compensation claims on their own may think the insurance companies are on their side. Unfortunately, we know they aren’t. Their attorneys know Workers’ Compensation law. So should yours.
We Can Help
If you or a loved one is unable to work after suffering a serious work-related injury or illness, call the experienced Boston Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at Attorney Injury Group for help.
Call us today at 617-934-7000 for a FREE, confidential consultation. When you call our experienced Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Attorneys, we will investigate every detail of your case at no cost to you. At Attorney Injury Group, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front—and we don’t get paid until you do. Call today to learn how we may be able to help.
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