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Fatal Workplace Injuries in the U.S. Declining But Still a Concern

As is the case in other parts of the country, many employees working in the Los Angeles and Southern California area are accustomed to seeing violence and tragedy in the news. However when they see injuries and fatalities in the workplaces around LA and in their own neighborhoods, it can be especially difficult to witness and experience first-hand.

Certain jobs are accompanied by more danger and a higher risk of injury than others. Fatal incidents on the job can be devastating to family members who not only suffer the loss of a loved one but must also deal with the loss of the victim’s financial support. Families can get help by seeking assistance from our skilled and knowledgeable injury lawyers in Los Angeles. We are committed to getting you the compensation that you deserve for your loss.

Thousands of Workers Die Every Year at Work

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a total of 4,690 employees died from injuries that they sustained while working. That comes out to about one worker suffering a fatality every other hour due to work-related injury. Studies by the bureau over the past ten years have shown that the number of people dying from an injury at work has gone down. However there are still far too many incidents that lead to a casualty.

The Types of Workplace Fatal Events

The types of accidents that cause fatalities that are work-related have changed slightly over the past two decades but in general they have included:

Highway incidents, car accidents and collisions which are the most common cause of fatal work injuries.
Homicides that occur at the workplace
Falls experienced by workers
Employees are struck by an object
Workplace Fatalities Often Preventable

Perhaps these fatal occupational injuries are especially tragic because they are often preventable in many situations. Sometimes, defective equipment, unsafe work environment and other reasons cause the injuries that become fatal. The accidents may be caused by negligence on the part of the employer or a coworker. In these cases, victims may be entitled to compensation for their losses.

Legal Assistance is Available

If you have suffered the fatality of a loved one there is nothing that will change the outcome however you can ease the burden of the costly aftermath by having your case reviewed by our skilled LA injury lawyers and wrongful death attorneys. We can help you get the justice and compensation that you deserve.