Work Place Injury Lawsuits According to the U.S Bureau of Labor There were approximately 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers in 2016, which occurred at a rate of 2.9 cases per 100 full-time equivalent workers (See ) Private industry employers reported nearly 48,500 fewer nonfatal injury and illness cases in 2016 compared to a year earlier, according to estimates from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII).
Despite the decrease in number of injuries in the country as a whole, Kentucky hasn’t been so fortunate. In fact, Kentucky’s private industry employers reported 40,600 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2016, resulting in an incidence rate of 3.2 cases per 100 full-time equivalent workers, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Regional Commissioner Janet S. Rankin noted that Kentucky was among 21 states that had an incidence rate of total recordable cases (TRC) significantly higher than the national rate of 2.9.
Workplace Injuries In Kentucky
Workplace injuries are not isolated to blue collar jobs however they are far more common amongst strenuous and physically demanding professions. Kentucky is home to many forms of manual labor: From coal mines to Ford plants, to Amazon distributions centers and more. When injured on an assembly line, or in a high volume construction industry it easy to feel like you don’t stand a chance at receiving compensation from a large company.
Get The Compensation You Deserve
Injuries or illnesses that stem from your job can be the most frustrating and difficult to deal with. When it comes to work-related injuries, there are a number of different factors that can contribute, including repetitive motions, exposure to toxic chemicals, faulty equipment and much more. Many times, these injuries make it difficult to continue working and can bury you in medical bills and other related expenses. At Nutt Law Office, we have years of experience handling cases related to workers’ compensation throughout Louisville, Kentucky, and surrounding areas. Our team of skilled personal injury attorneys can efficiently meet your needs by helping you: •Get the medical treatment you need. •Get your late or denied benefit checks. •Untangle the confusion created by insurance companies. Whether you were injured in a work-related accident or are suffering from a chronic injury or illness, our well-versed Louisville attorneys will help you recover maximum compensation for your injuries. Contact Nutt Law Office today to schedule your free initial consultation!