The United States Department of Labor carefully monitors all deaths and injuries that occur in the workplace. In 2016, through the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), it was reported that approximately 2.8 million employees suffered from workplace injuries or illnesses in 2017. Of this, 882,730 injuries resulted in an injured or ill employee having to take days off from work. (The BLS also found that the average number of days off from work because of injuries received while on the job was 8.)
When we think of workplace accidents, we often think of those that make headlines, such as explosions, freak incidents, and other glaring accounts of egregious safety disregard. However, the most common type of workplace injuries result from something far less graphic or extraordinary.
Slip and fall accidents account for over a third of all workplace injuries. At Accident Help Zone, we understand how a simple slip and fall at work can create serious injuries and long-term effects. Below, we strive to educate you on the types of slips and falls most commonly reported, as well as the 10 steps you should take if you have suffered from such an accident at work.
Of all reported accidents, slips and falls were the most common. Of all personal injuries, falls can account for more than 8 million emergency room visits each year. Slipping is cited as the leading cause of approximately 1 million of those falls annually.
Slips and falls are not the leading cause of fatal workplace injuries. However, they do account for most of the injuries that lead to missing work. There are many different injuries that may result from a slip and fall. Broken bones, sprains, spinal injuries, dislocations, strains, lacerations, and even traumatic brain injuries are all possible.
Workplace injuries are more common than you would believe. In fact, in New York, almost 14,000 people filed a claim for workers’ compensation in 2018. This equates to roughly $493,006,235 being paid to victims of workplace injuries or their families. Beyond that, however, workplace accidents can have devastating, long-term effects on you, your family, and your future.
With Accident Help Zone, we know how scary any type of accident can be for all those involved. In order to make the best decision, you need to have the most up to date information that may impact a personal injury claim. Below, we discuss several of the proposed fee caps and schedules that might affect a personal injury claim.
If you or your family member have been involved in an auto accident, injured at work, or suffered a slip & fall accident in New York or New Jersey, we invite you to explore our free comprehensive library.
Whether you need more information about filing your workers’ compensation claim or need to find an experienced doctor or personal injury lawyer, you’ve come to the right place – Accident Help Zone is here to help you and your loved ones!
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