That means that one in 20 workers in the United States that year suffered some sort of injury or illness in the workplace.
The Bureau of Labor and Statistics also showed that there were over 5,000 workplace fatalities in 2005 in the United States, and more than 20 percent of those fatalities occurred within the construction context. What does this mean? It means that the workplace can be dangerous, and that if you are injured in the workplace, you should be ready to fight for your rights. Paul J. Ganim and the attorneys and staff at Ganim Legal, P.C., have been representing clients who have suffered injuries and illnesses in the workplace for over 90 years, and are ready and willing to listen to your situation.
Large companies have insurance carriers backing them, and insurance companies have teams of attorneys whose job is to limit their liability as much as possible. This is a very intricate area of law with state, and sometimes even federal, guidelines coming into play.
Proceeding without an attorney would be a highly and unreasonably risky venture. Therefore, you need to make sure that you don’t let too much time pass before your ability to bring a claim to court is prevented by law.