Do You Know What the Most Common Workplace Injuries Are?

by Carmen Dellutri on November 1, 2013

Fort Myers accident attorneysIt is not always safe to go to work, particularly if you work in a high-risk job like construction or manufacturing.

In 2011, nearly three million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses occurred in the private sector, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There were 4,693 fatal work injuries in the United States, 226 of which occurred in Florida.

The most common causes of injury and death include:

  • Violent injuries committed by other persons or animals
  • Transportation accidents
  • Fires and explosions
  • Falls, slips and trips
  • Exposure to harmful substances
  • Contact with objects or equipment

While some accidents are unavoidable, many occur because employers and other third parties fail to take the proper safety precautions, such as regularly inspecting equipment, providing workers with proper safety gear and posting signs warning of hazards.

When injuries occur, workers often face expensive medical bills and lost wages. Thankfully, workers are often entitled to compensation for their injuries through workers compensation benefits and/or personal injury lawsuits. To discuss your legal options, it is best to consult an experienced attorney.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Fort Myers workplace accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Fort Myers injury attorneys for a free consultation.

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