(EMAILWIRE.COM, June 17, 2016 ) Chicago, IL -- That equates to around 90 deaths every single week, and over 13 deaths every day. The numbers on injuries and illnesses that dont result in death arent quite as easily available, however its safe to say that the number of workers who are injured or contract an illness while on the job is significant. Top workers compensation lawyers in Chicago at the Kosin Law Office can help you in Illinois.
An Underestimated Problem
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Chicago Workers' Compensation Attorney David Kosin
Chicago Workers' Compensation Lawyer Marilyn Kosin
Workplace injury and death is more common in some industries than in others. In some fields writing, for example the number of workplace injury and death cases is quite low. In others, such as factory and textile work, the number might be quite a bit higher. Which industry has the highest concentration of worker fatalities and injuries in the United States?
Construction Injuries and Fatalities
Out of all of the worker deaths that occurred in 2014, 20.5% of them took place in the construction industry. That is an incredible statistic! One in five worker deaths can be attributed to accidents in construction, typically on-site issues. Because this issue is especially prevalent in the construction industry, its important to be aware of the potential risks and also educate yourself when it comes to employee recourse.
The Fatal Four
In construction, there are four causes of worker deaths that lead the pack. In fact, theyre responsible for over half of all worker deaths in the construction field in 2014.
The fatal four are as follows:
3. Struck by Object
4. Caught In Between
It should be noted that the above causes of death are listed in order from most prevalent to least prevalent. Falls alone accounted for 39.9% of construction worker deaths in 2014, with electrocution, the second highest cause of death, coming in at just 8.5%. The fatal four accounted for 508 construction worker deaths in 2014, and that number has held pretty steady over the course of the past few years.
If youve been injured in the workplace, dont blindly accept what your employers insurance is willing to offer! A Top workers compensation attorneys can help you get the compensation and justice you deserve. You might be entitled to far more than what theyre going to willingly give you and thats true even if your claim is denied the first time. Before you give up, consider contacting a workplace injury lawyer who understands the finer details about building cases and obtaining compensation for the victims of workplace injury.
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