Are Workplace Injuries Becoming More or Less Common?
The Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health has reported that last year’s Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses showed a downward trend in workplace injuries in the United States. This complements a Bureau of Labor Statistics study that shows that workers’ compensation claims have been steadily decreasing since 1997, sans an uptick in 2010.
In 2013, there were three million reported workplace injuries. While this number sounds incredibly high, the trends show that workplace safety is being taken more seriously.
However, for those who do suffer injuries, the road is still bumpy – there are still millions of people who are dealing with amputations, back injuries and trouble walking, moving or even breathing. With more hard work on the part of OSHA and employers, this downward trend can continue.
I Was Injured on the Job, and My Employer is at Fault. What Can I Do?
Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC has helped injured workers in Ohio since 1929. Our family of attorneys have the experience and history necessary to help you obtain the compensation you deserve for your injury.
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