In 2015, 4,836 workers in the United States died on the job and many more suffered serious injuries. These work-related fatalities and injuries occurred to people of both genders, people of all ages, and because of many different reasons.
Workers in All Industries Face Risks
The risks may be different for workers with different jobs, but the risks exist across all industries. For example, people who work in the following industries may be injured on the job:
- Construction. More than 21% of all work-related deaths in the United States occur in the construction industry, and many more construction workers are hurt each year in motor vehicle accidents, falls, and other accidents.
- Health Care. Doctors, nurses, and other health care workers are at risk of being injured or becoming sick because of their jobs caring for and treating patients.
- Transportation. Transportation workers face the obvious risk of motor vehicle crashes, but also are at risk of being hurt from overexertion, falls, repetitive motion, and other job risks.
- Office and Professional Services. Repetitive motion, falls, and workplace violence are all risks that could cause injuries in an office setting.
- Manufacturing. Broken bones, back pain, and burns are just some of the risks that people in the manufacturing industry face after a work-related accident.
- Leisure and Hospitality. Hotel staff, entertainers, food service workers, and others face serious risks of work-related accidents while they work to make other people comfortable and happy.
If you have been working in any of these fields—or any other industry—then it is important to know how to get the recovery that you deserve.
Talk to a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer About Your Rights
Iowa workers’ compensation law requires most employers to have workers’ compensation insurance and requires most workers’ compensation insurers to provide benefits to workers who are hurt in work-related accidents.
Unfortunately, it often requires some convincing to make sure that the insurance companies do what is required of them by law. Our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers know how to negotiate with insurance companies to get our clients the full and fair workers’ compensation benefits that they deserve after any kind of work-related injury or illness. To learn more about how to protect your rights, please contact us via this website or by phone at any time to schedule a free consultation.