The Three Most Common Workplace Injuries According to OSHA

Workplace injuries occur more frequently than you might think. In fact, many thousands of workplace injuries happen each year. While the most workplace injuries occur in construction, these injuries can affect anyone in any industry. Here are the three most common workplace injuries according to the statistics. Slips, Trips, and Falls Slips, trips, and falls account for the majority of workplace injuries. Slips, trips, and falls most often occur due to unsafe work conditions. Wet floors that are not marked properly, objects in walkways, and not using fall protection are the most common reasons for slips, trips, and falls. While…

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Do I Need a Lawyer for a Workers Comp Claim?

Workers compensation benefits can help you recover the cost of your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages after a work injury. However, the workers comp system limits the amount and type of compensation you may receive. In this video, attorney Victor Long explains why consulting with a personal injury lawyer after an on-the-job injury can help you maximize your recovery, even if you are already receiving workers compensation payments. Well, we practice many types of law. One of the areas that I’ve been particularly interested in is construction law. A lot of working people are familiar with…

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Jobs Cause Cancer For Thousands of Americans Each Year | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire According to NIOSH, “Based on well-documented associations between occupational exposures and cancer, it is estimated that approximately 20,000 cancer deaths and 40,000 new cases of cancer each year in the U.S. are attributable to occupation.”  The report comments that studies done on animals make it clear that millions of Americans are exposed to carcinogens in the workplace environment. A person’s risk of developing a particular cancer is influenced by a combination of factors that interact in ways that are not fully understood. Some of the factors include: Personal characteristics such as age, sex, and…

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Traumatic Workplace Injuries Plague Americans | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire According to NIOSH, “each day, U.S. workers suffer injury, disability, and death from workplace incidents. On average, 15 workers die each day from traumatic injuries. Overall, 5,400 workers died in 2007 from an occupational injury and more than 4 million workers had a nonfatal injury or illness. In the private-sector alone every day, we see 11,500 nonfatal work-related injuries/illnesses with more than half of these injuries/illnesses requiring a job transfer, work restrictions, or time away from the jobs as a result. Among all workers, not just the private sector, 9,000 workers are treated in…

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