Posted on Monday, October 1st, 2012 at 8:59 pm
Each year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) compiles and releases information regarding workplace fatalities. Recently, the BLS released the preliminary data for the 2011 fiscal year, which showed that 4,609 occupational fatalities were recorded during that time.
Based on the data, the BLS ranks the most dangerous jobs in America according to the rate of fatalities associated with the profession. For 2011, the most dangerous job in the United States was being employed as a fisherman or -woman. The second deadliest job listed was a logging worker.
Other jobs that were ranked in the top 10 deadliest professions included pilots, roofers, truck drivers, and taxi drivers. Out of the 4,609 fatalities that occurred, 666 of them were classified as slip and fall accidents that took place on work grounds.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident while at work, you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering. Please contact the workplace injury lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., by calling 215-238-1130 today.
Posted on Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 at 9:29 pm
Individuals who are allotted paid sick days at work are less likely to suffer an injury while on the job, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study.
Researchers discovered that people with this type of leave were 28 percent less likely to suffer an injury at work. However, this percentage varied based on the type of job. Construction workers who are not able to take paid time off of work when they are sick are 21 percent more likely to suffer an injury in the workplace.
A researcher in the study suggested that individuals who are not offered the option of paid sick leave go to their jobs when ill in fear that they will lose their income for that time, and therefore they are more susceptible to accidents and injuries.
If you have been injured on the job, please contact the workers’ compensation lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., by calling 215-238-1130 today.
Posted on Thursday, June 21st, 2012 at 2:28 pm
Three ConAgra Foods, Inc. employees were severely burned two years ago when the elevator they were working in became engulfed in flames.
The three men were inside a concrete grain bin taking away equipment, when flames erupted inside the elevator. They all sustained serious burn injuries from the explosion. One of the men is no longer able to go outside, because his body is not able to regulate it’s own body heat.
They filed a lawsuit against the company, stating that the elevator was not properly inspected, and warning signs for an impending explosion were ignored. A jury sided with the victims of the workplace accident, and awarded them $181 million in punitive and compensatory damages.
If a workplace injury has left you with serious injuries, please contact the workplace injury lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. by calling 215-238-1130 today.