The Department of Labor keeps very careful track of the number of workplace injuries in a given year. There are facts and figures for a variety of different types of workplaces and the injuries can vary depending on the job. According to OSHA, common workplaces where injuries do occur include:
- Nursing and Medical Care
- Fire Protection
- Ski Facilities
- Veterinary Services
- Animal Farming
- Correctional Institutions
While injuries can occur in any type of workplace, these are the most common according to the department of labor. (Highest Incidence Rates of Total Nonfatal Occupational Injury Cases)
Workplace accidents can occur for a variety of different reasons, but if someone is held responsible, they can be held liable.
For example, the owner of the workplace could have been negligent. The inspectors may have overlooked something. Other workers could have created dangerous situations. Manufacturers of equipment may have been negligent in building something. In any of these cases, if negligence or liability can be proven, the victim could be owed compensation.
Anyone who has been a victim of an injury in the workplace could accrue high medical bills and they may also deal with lost wages. In any case, the expense, both physically and mentally, can be very high.
You can contact the offices of Thompson Wedeking if you have been a victim of a workplace injury. We will offer you a free case evaluation to determine if you do have a case against someone for your accident and injury.