Workplace injuries are more common than most people believe. There are an estimated 139,064,000 civilian workers in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Each day, many of these workers suffer injury, disability, and even death from workplace incidents. On average, more than 4,500 United States workers die in a typical year from occupational injuries. Although difficult to enumerate, annually about 49,000 deaths are attributed to work-related illnesses.
An estimated 3.9 million workers suffer from nonfatal occupational injury or illness in a given year. Of those workers, 2 million are transferred, placed on work restrictions, or take time off of work. An estimated 2.6 million workers are treated in emergency departments for occupational injuries and illnesses, and approximately 110,000 of these workers are hospitalized.
We Will Guide You through the Process
The lawyers at Kanner & Pintaluga work tirelessly to make the process of filing for Workers’ Compensation benefits as seamless as possible for our clients. Our attorneys are able to handle all aspects of your case. We will identify the responsible parties, help you file your claim and keep you informed throughout the progress of your case.
Typical Workplace Injuries
Injuries that frequently happen in the workplace include:
- Bodily reactions – slips and trips
- Sprains, strains and tears
- Struck by objects
- Struck against object
- Caught in/compressed by objects
- Repetitive motion injury
- Assaults or violent acts
- Driving accidents
- Heavy equipment malfunctions and mishaps
- Overexertion – lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, carrying
We are Here for You and Your Family
To ensure you get the highest possible recovery for to cover the costs of your injuries, contact the personal injury attorneys at Kanner & Pintaluga. When your family is counting on you, you can count on us.