workplace injury statistics, published in 2020 and 2021 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics i.e (BLS)

Every year, workers involved in various occupations become sick or injured, and may experience serious, life-altering, and even life-threatening conditions due to factors that are not under their control.

According to the News release published on 4th November 2020 by BLS’s employee-related workplace injuries and illness, the total number of injuries per 100 full-time workers is 2.8. Work injuries and illnesses resulting in days away from work is 0.9 per 100 full-time workers and Work injuries and illnesses resulting in job transfers or restrictions is 0.7 per 100 full-time workers. Also take a look at work accident lawyers brisbane

Jobs with the Most Job-Related Injuries and Illnesses are as follows

  1. Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers – 350
  2. Light truck drivers -340
  3. Construction laborers – 250
  4. Maintenance as well as repair workers -210
  5. Stockers and order fillers – 150
  6. Janitors and cleaners – 120
  7. Registered nurses – 105
  8. Retail salespersons – 60

Occupations with the most workplace non-fatal injuries and illnesses are as follows

The 2019 BPL survey of occupational injuries and illness, provided a list of occupations in which most workplaces lead to non-fatal injuries as well as illness. These job-related injuries are more common than job-related illnesses.

  • Health care and social assistance
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail trade
  • Accommodation
  • food services
  • Transportation and warehousing
  • Construction
  • Wholesale trade
  • Administrative/waste services
  • Professional
  • Technical services

The Most Common Causes of Non-Fatal Workplace Injuries – 2019 BLS Data

  • Overexertion as well as a bodily reaction
  • Falls slips
  • Trips
  • Contact with equipment
  • Violence and other injuries caused by persons/animals
  • Transportation accidents

The Number of Fatal Workplace Injuries is on the Rise in the following areas( in the most recent year)

  • Exposure to harmful substances or environments 621 cases
  • Fires and explosions 115 cases

According to the sources of 2020, the Most Common Safety Violations Cited by OSHA are as follows

  • Inadequate fall protection
  • Inadequate respiratory protection
  • Unsafe settings
  • Unsafe ladders
  • Failure of the control hazardous energy
  • Powered industrial truck safety breach
  • Inadequate fall protection training
  • Inadequate facial protection
  • Riskey machinery and inadequate machine security

“Fatal Four” at Construction Site Deaths

  • Falls – 33.5%
  • Struck by object – 11.1%
  • Electrocutions- 8.5%
  • Caught in/between – 5.5%

In the year 2020, Drowning was another major cause of death by falling from marinas, into rivers, drowning in quarries, working offshore, and other water-related accidents. While some families are eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits under state law, drowning accidents are often governed by federal laws such as the Jones Act, the OCSLA, and DOHSA.

To understand whether a worker or his family would qualify for compensation related to accidents at the workplace, we may have to seek the guidance of a legal practitioner to obtain a substantial settlement or court award.

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