Nashville Workers Compensation Lawyers Look at 3 Causes of Workplace Accidents and Fatalities

by Staff Blogger | January 15th, 2014

January 15, 2014

There are many on-the-job hazards workers in all industries face daily that can result in injuries or death. The Nashville Workers’ Compensation Lawyers with Ponce Law explain the three most common types of workplace accidents that can occur include:

  • Transportation Accidents – In 2012. A total of 1,789 individuals lost their lives as the result of being involved in collisions with vehicles, accounting for an estimated two out of every five workplace fatalities. Roughly 58 percent of these incidents occurred on roadways, while another 13 percent were non-roadway accidents. Sixteen percent of transportation accidents involved pedestrians.
  • Violence in the Workplace – The Bureau of Labor Statistics says 17 percent of all on-the-job fatalities in 2012 listed the deliberate, harmful actions of a co-worker as a contributing factor, which was lightly higher than the previous year.
  • Slip and Fall Accidents – An estimated 668 workers lost their lives in 2012 as the result of slips, trips, or falls. Roughly 75 percent of these incidents involved falls from elevations of more than 10-feet. 25 percent were falls from above 30 feet high.

Michael D. Ponce & Associates and their team of Nashville Personal Injury Lawyers are aware of how difficult recovering from a workplace accident can be, which is why the firm urges anyone who has been hurt on the job through no fault of their own to discuss their options with an attorney immediately.