About Construction Accident Injuries
Lakeland Construction Accident Lawyer Dean Burnetti provides professional Construction Accident and Injury Attorney legal services in Polk County, including: Lakeland, Auburndale, Bartow, Davenport, Dundee, Eagle Lake, Fort Meade, Frostproof, Haines City, Highland Park, Hillcrest Heights, Lake Alfred, Lake Hamilton, Lake Wales, Mulberry, Polk City, and Winter Haven; in Highlands County, including: Avon Park, Lake Placid, Lorida, Sebring, Venus, Placid Lake, and Sylvan Shores; and in Hardee County, including: Bowling Green, Ona, Wauchula, Zolfo Springs, Gardner, and Limestone; and all of the Greater Central Florida Area.
Each year, the United States sees over 5,000 fatal workplace injuries. Transportation-related work injuries account for nearly 40% these deaths. Violence and other human or animal-inflicted injuries are the second most common cause of workplace fatalities.
Workplace deaths triggered by exposure to harmful substances or environments are on the upswing. In 2016, 500 workplace homicides accounted for the highest number of workplace murders during that decade! An additional 291 workplace suicides in 2016 was highest work-suicide suicides rate since the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries began collecting data.
Work-related fatalities resulting from slips, trips, and falls have continued an upward trend since 2011. More than 25% of these accidents are in the tree trimming, roofing, carpentry, and truck driving industries. There’s also been a notable upswing of workplace fatalities among food preparation and food serving occupations. Further workplace fatalities have increased in building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations. Likewise, installation, maintenance, and repair occupations have seen more fatal accidents. Also, transportation and material moving occupations’ work fatalities have increased. And finally, the sales and retail occupation has seen an uptick of workplace deaths.
(By the way, isn’t it startling that law enforcement, firefighters, and airline pilots aren’t in these lists?)
Workplace Injuries Cause Hardships
The bottom line is that these statistics are staggering! People should be able to go out and make a decent wage without the fear of permanent injury or death. These numbers reflect a very high-risk work environment for just about any industry you can think of.
Unfortunately, when an employee is injured in any capacity, it not only affects their own health and livelihood, but it brings a hardship to their family and people who depend on them and their income to sustain their current way of life.
Work related injuries can lead to costly medical bills. They are also responsible for loss of income and possibly even loss of future earning capacity. As a result, one person’s work-related injury can literally cause their entire family to find themselves in dire circumstances.
Dean Burnetti Law Can Help...
No matter how you were injured or if a loved one was killed in a construction accident and you aren’t sure what your options are, the attorneys and staff at Dean Burnetti Law are familiar with every aspect of your case. They are eager to navigate the legal system for you as you travel down the road to physical and financial recovery. Call Dean Burnetti Law at 863-287-6388 today to schedule your free and confidential consultation.
The attorneys and staff at Dean Burnetti Law are familiar with every aspect of Construction Accident Injuries, including soft tissue damage, bone injuries, nerve damage, organ damage, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and even death. Our team is highly qualified and waiting to serve you.
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