Workplace safety practices should be a priority of everyone working a job site. Even with the most diligent enforcement of safety procedures, accidents can still happen.
A workplace mishap can lead to serious injury or death. In 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that Florida had approximately 300 fatal occupational injuries. No occupation is completely free of the risk of injuries, but some trades are known to be more dangerous.
Have you been injured while at your place of work in Bonita Springs, FL? A Bonita Springs work injury lawyer from The Landau Law Group can help you understand how you may be able to recover compensation for your losses. Call (866) 703-4878 anytime for a free consultation.
Common Causes of Workplace Injuries
The most commonly reported workplace injuries are:
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Falling objects
- Being caught in between
- Crashes and collisions
- Cutting and sawing
- Poisonous fumes
- Repetitive movements
- Exposure to loud noise
- Walking into objects
- Workplace violence
Regardless of how your accident occurred, we want to help you recover the compensation you need for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Work Injuries by Occupation
Some occupations pose a higher risk of injury than others. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, those workplaces are:
Due to the sheer number of injuries that occur, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has noted that construction sites are some of the riskiest places in Florida. Falling from high places or being caught in between two objects are just a couple of examples of potentially deadly mishaps.
Crashes and collisions can cause severe injury or even loss of life. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), the transportation industry is only second to service jobs in the number of injuries that occur every day.
Manufacturing and Distribution Warehouses
Working with heavy machinery poses a significant risk if a worker is not taking proper precautions to avoid an accident. Repetitive movement injuries from lifting can also result in injury and missed workdays.
Janitors and landscape personnel are examples of groundskeepers. Overexertion, repetitive movement, and over-exposure to dangerous chemicals can pose a serious risk to these workers.
Service jobs, such as police officers and firefighters, are number one on the NSC list for highest risk of injury with 880,000 medically consulted injuries in 2017.
The range of injuries from this occupation is vast, which is likely the reason the NSC reports that they have the highest rate of preventable fatal work injuries at 22.6 deaths per 100,000 full-time workers.
If you have been injured in a workplace accident, call The Landau Law Group at (866) 703-4878. Our Bonita Springs work injury attorneys have represented many clients who have been injured in the workplace, and we are proud of our results.
Understanding Liability After a Workplace Incident
While workers’ compensation covers your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages after a work injury, there are several other losses for which you may be able to recover compensation. There are several third parties from whom you may be able to recover these damages:
If you were injured on a piece of equipment or machinery that was defective, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the equipment.
If you were burned, poisoned, or otherwise injured by a toxic product, you may be able to pursue damages from the manufacturer.
If a coworker or your employee intentionally caused your injury, you could file a personal injury lawsuit against that person.
Call The Landau Law Group at (866) 703-4878 for a free, no-risk consultation to learn more about how you may be able to recover damages for your losses.
How a Bonita Springs Work Injury Lawyer Can Help
At The Landau Law Group, we have over 20 years of combined experience protecting the rights of those who are injured. Our Bonita Springs work injury lawyers can:
- Investigate the details of your accident
- Take eyewitness statements
- Collect medical reports
- Determine what third parties might have caused or contributed to your injuries
- Deal with the insurance companies
- Negotiate an appropriate settlement for your injuries
- Take the case to trial if a settlement cannot be reached outside of court
Work-related injuries can be catastrophic to the injured victim and their families. At The Landau Law Group, we understand how sensitive the case can be, and we provide full 24/7 support. We can handle the process of your claim while you worry about recovering from your injuries and supporting your family.
Call (866) 703-4878 for a free consultation. We work on a contingency basis which means you pay us nothing unless and until we recover compensation for you. There is no risk working with us.