No one likes to think about it, but you cannot argue with the facts. More than 5,000 U.S. workers died from work-related injuries in 2019 alone. Another 2.8 million workers suffered from nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses. Manufacturing jobs accounted for 15 percent of all nonfatal injuries and illnesses in the private sector.
What do you do if you are hurt on the job? Immediate treatment for injuries is a top priority. Calling a personal injury attorney who specializes in workers’ compensation law is the next step. Consulting with a legal professional as soon as possible is the best way to ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries. Never agree to a settlement or payout from a workers’ compensation insurance company without first consulting an attorney.
Of all the injuries recorded for 2019, 10 occupations accounted for 33.2 percent of all private-sector injuries and illnesses that required time off from work. The top three occupations with the most injuries per 10,000 full-time equivalents (FTE) workers are:
The remaining professions rounding out the top 10 most prone to injury while on the job include light truck drivers, construction laborers, maintenance and repair workers, stockers and order fillers, janitors and cleaners (except maids and housekeepers), registered nurses, and retail salespersons.
Ideally, you should reach out to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after a workplace injury. Even if you are still in the hospital being treated for your injuries, reach out. A top-notch personal injury lawyer like Bill Russell will come to you to conduct an initial consultation. Here are some of the top reasons why you should not wait to lawyer-up if you suffer an on-the-job illness or injury.
New Mexico law affords victims up to three years from the date of the incident to file a personal injury lawsuit. The sooner you file, the better your chances of success. Most personal injury lawsuits for workplace injuries are settled out of court. This is the best possible outcome for victims so they can avoid a lengthy and stressful trial.
Ready to discuss your workplace injury to see if you qualify for additional compensation? Reach out to Bill Russell today to schedule a no-obligation consultation.
Bill Russell and Marcus Cameron are the faces behind Cameron & Russell. We go the extra mile for our clients to pursue personal injury claims and provide criminal defense. We approach every case with a fresh eye to detail and the determination to represent our clients to the fullest extent the law allows. We passionately defend clients facing criminal charges, and relentlessly seek out fair compensation for personal injury claims. No matter your situation, we promise to tirelessly represent your legal needs.
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