Content Summary for The Work Injury Infographic
Reported in 2014:
4,821 total work related deaths (more than 92 a week or more than 13 deaths every day).
What are the most dangerous industries?
Death rates per 100,000 employees
- Agriculture, fishing, forestry, and hunting sector (24.7)
- Mining (14.1)
- Warehousing and transportation (12.3)
- Construction (9.2)
Construction’s “Fatal Four”
20.5% of worker fatalities in the private industry were in construction.
The leading causes of worker deaths (excluding highway collisions) in the construction industry:
- Struck by object
Eliminating the Fatal Four would save 545 workers’ lives in America every year.
State law requires that an employer or its insurance company compensate a person or their family should they be injured or killed as a result of an accident or occupational disease while on the job.
Injured employees may be entitled to more than just Workers’ Compensation. Third parties – such as equipment manufacturers, contractors or subcontractors (deletion here), etc. may be held liable in certain situations, allowing injured employees the right to collect additional financial compensation.
What to do if injured on the job:
Report the injury immediately to the employer.
Get the medical help that you need and keep all documentation related to the injury.
Contact an attorney to determine your rights to additional compensation.