Regardless of the field you work in, you need to recognize the different risks you face. Every day, workers sustain serious injuries when accidents occur on the job. From falls on construction sites to repetitive strain injuries and exposure to toxic chemicals, workers suffer injuries for various reasons. Going over statistics on job-related injuries helps draw attention to the prevalence of these accidents.
In some situations, these work-related accidents occur because of the negligence of another party. If your employer’s negligence or another person’s recklessness caused you to suffer an injury at work, you need to gather evidence and examine the details of the accident.
How many workers sustain job-related injuries?
According to the Indiana Department of Labor, the nonfatal workplace injury and illness rate in the state was 3.3 out of every 100 full-time workers. This rate is significantly lower than in past years, such as 1994 when the injury and illness rate for every 100 full-time workers was 11.3.
Although this rate reflects a positive trend in comparison to previous years, it also draws attention to the many workers and families struggling with work-related injuries.
How can you recover from a job-related injury?
In the wake of a workplace accident, make sure you carefully review all of your options. Focus on your physical, financial and mental well-being, whether you need to take a break from work in order to recover or you need physical therapy. Make sure you understand your legal options and the different resources available to help you and your loved ones move forward from the injury.