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Most Common Workplace Injuries

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there was a total of 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2018. In 2017 there was a total 104,000,000 production days lost due to nonfatal workplace injuries. Your employer should always do their best in preventing these common workplace injuries from occurring in order to best protect employees. However, that doesn’t always happen. In some jobs such as, transportation, manufacturing, construction, and maintenance, the risk for a workplace injury may be much higher than others. However, that doesn’t mean that if you work a desk job, you can’t become injured at...

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The Difference Between a Third Party Lawsuit and Workers’ Compensation

when to file a workers' compensation claim versus a third party lawsuit

When you think of dangerous places, you may picture a snake pit, a raceway or your in-laws. Your place of employment may not immediately come to mind. But whether you work at a factory, construction site, office or retail store, you can easily be injured. Each day, one worker is injured every seven seconds while they are on the job. Workplace injuries are common and often quite serious. Some can make it impossible for you to ever return to work. If you are injured on the job, you may be eligible for worker's compensation or a settlement from a third party. In some instances, you will be eligible...

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