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.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries reports that in 2016, our nation lost a total of 5,190 citizens due to fatal work injuries. This figure increased 7% from the 4,836 fatal work injuries reported in 2015.
Work fatalities involving transportation accounted for 40% of this total. Violence and other fatal injuries caused by humans and/or animals increased 23% from the previous year, and were the second most common cause of workplace fatalities in 2016.
Workplace deaths triggered by exposure to harmful substances or environments in 2016 increased 22% from 2015. Sadly, there were 500 workplace homicides in 2016, which accounted for the highest number of workplace murders since 2010! This was an increase from 417 workplace homicides in 2015. An additional 2016 workplace suicides increased to 291, accounting for the most suicides since 1992, when the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries began collecting data.
Work-related fatalities that resulted from slips, trips, and falls have continued an upward trend since 2011, and reached 849 deaths in 2016. More than 25% of these accidents were in the tree trimming, roofing, carpentry, and truck driving industries. 2016 also saw a notable upswing of workplace fatalities among food preparation and food serving related occupations, building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations, installation, maintenance, and repair occupations, transportation and material moving occupations, and sales and retail occupations. (By the way, isn’t it startling that law enforcement, firefighters, and airline pilots aren’t in these lists?)
The bottom line is, 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 they current way of life. Work related injuries can lead to costly medical bills, not to mention a loss of income and future earning capacity if the injury prohibits the victim from working. A work-related injury to a single member of a family can cause the entire family to find themselves in dire circumstances.
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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