Posted on behalf of Henness & Haight on Dec 29, 2016 in Workers' Compensation News
The number of workplace deaths caused by an occupational injury rose to 4,836 fatalities in 2015, a slight increase from the previous year.
According to the annual Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:
The CFOI report also detailed increases in deaths for age groups, demographics and ethnicities:
The U.S. Secretary of Labor has stated these deaths illustrate the pressing need for the nation’s employers to protect workers by providing the safe working environments.
If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal workplace injury, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, and pain and suffering. The skilled workers’ compensation attorneys at Henness & Haight will pursue your legal claim and work to maximize compensation for your family. Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis and will review your claim through a free, no obligation consultation.
Call 844.613.6275 if you have been denied a workers’ compensation claim.