How Our Hampton Roads Law Firm Successfully Handles a Wrongful Death Claim Representing a family in cases of wrongful death of a loved one is one of the most serious tasks our injury attorneys ever handle.Based on long-standing experie
More positively, workplace fatalities dropped 13 percent from the number recorded during 2009.
Across the entire United States an average of 3.5 out of every 100 workers suffer job-relatedinjuries, with government employees being far more likely than privately employed people to get hurt doing their job.
Most interesting to me as a Virginia personal injury attorney who represent many railroad employees, the private transportation industry had the highest workplace injury rate in the commonwealth, at 5.5 per 100 workers.
Every job has its risks, but workers deserve necessary safety equipment and protections for whatever hazards they encounter. Maintaining a safe workplace can cost employers time and money, but savings realized from preventing injuries and deaths are far greater. Ultimately, most accidents and injuries are preventable. If employers take the initiative to protect their employers in the first place, perhaps the rate of on the job injuries will fall in 2011.