October 8th, 2014|
Indiana employers are required by law to furnish their employees with a safe and healthy work environment. However, the Terre Haute personal injury lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin point out that thousands of Hoosiers are injured or killed on the job each year.
To help raise awareness about workplace safety concerns, the Indiana Department of Labor released their annual Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries for 2013.
The report shows a total of 123 Indiana workplace fatalities during 2013. The leading cause of on-the-job death was vehicle collisions. This includes Indiana trucking accidents and other incidents involving employees who were traveling as part of their job.
The construction industry had the next highest number of fatal workplace accidents, closely followed by the agriculture, forestry, and fishing industries.
The manufacturing industry saw the highest number of non-fatal workplace injuries, accounting for 25,100 reportable incidents. Healthcare and Social Services saw an estimated 14,500 injuries, while state and local government employees 13,400 injuries.
An on-the-job may entitle you to Indiana workers’ compensation benefits. At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, we have decades of combined experience helping injured workers, which gives us the knowledge necessary to answer your legal questions after a workplace accident. To learn more about how we can help with your work comp claim, give us a call at (800) 618-4878.