Get Legal Help After an On the Job Accident
Because of poor training and a transient work force, Florida consistently ranks high in the number of job injuries. Nationally, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2009 there were a total of 4,340 fatal work injuries in the U.S., a 16% decline from the year before.
Part of the reason for the decline may be due to a reduction in the number of total work hours which fell by six percent in 2009. The slowdown of industries such as construction, which accounts for a significant number of fatal work injuries, also led to a decline in workplace injuries.
Workplace accidents can result in serious injuries. Call a Jacksonville on the job accident lawyer if you have been hurt.
What kinds of job-related injuries occur?
Highway incidents are one of the top places for job-related injury. About one-quarter of job-related accidents happen within the construction industry. Men account for 95 percent of on-the-job injuries. Construction injuries can include an electrocution, fires and explosions, a fall, being hit by heavy equipment, or a toxic exposure.
In Florida, fatal occupational injuries occur in 2009 from transportation accidents (90), assaults and violent acts (35), contact with objects and equipment (31), falls (36), and exposure to harmful chemicals (7), according to the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Injuries at work can include brain trauma, heart attacks, burns, amputation, neurological injuries, disfigurement, and knee, back and neck sprains and tears, as well as death.
In addition to an injury that is job-related, often a defective tool or equipment may lead to an accident. Perhaps the negligence of a third-party may have caused your injury. In that case, a Florida personal injury claim may be brought against a third party.
Regardless of how an accident occurs, serious injuries do happen on the job and the employee is left with no way to pay his or her bills and obtain the necessary medical treatment unless they can obtain workers’ compensation coverage. Don’t be surprised if your employer is not on your side. And the insurance company may challenge whether you are deserving of compensation. You, the injured employee, is then left frustrated as well as injured.
Free Consultation from a Jacksonville On the Job Accident Attorney at 855-797-9899
The Jacksonville workers’ compensation lawyers at Farah & Farah have the experience to prove your case and make sure you receive what you deserve. Give us a call at 855-797-9899. A consultation is comprehensive and complimentary.
Recent On the Job Injury Verdicts and Settlements:
- $1.8 Million Settlement – Car Collision While Driving Company Truck.
- $1.7 Million Recovery – Case Involving Mechanic Who Was Crushed.
- $1.5 Million Settlement – Work Place Machinery Accident Causing Wrongful Death of a Worker.
- $1.3 Million Settlement – Workers’ Compensation; Worker Injured On Job and Developed RSP.
Note: All cases are based on their own facts, so results will vary. Results are before attorney’s fee, costs, and expenses. Most cases result in a lower recovery. It should not be assumed that your case will have as beneficial a result.