In the 2014 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, the Bureau of Labor Statistics posted that more than 13 people die every day while performing their jobs. This fatality rate is higher than the previous years, going back to 2008. It is thought that training and applying safety protocols would improve these statistics and a lower number of people would suffer from some type of accident at work.
The National Safety Council has been involved in safety in the workplace for over 100 years. They have an agreement with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration – a government agency in the Department of Labor) and together they work to prevent death, illness, and injury on the job. The NSA provides counseling services on request and offers tools that will help a company track and improve their safety operations.
According to the NSA, beneficial safety control plans should use statistics and scientific research to promote better safety on the job and prevent illness and injury and certainly death. Over the last twenty years, the NSA has been gathering information and through employee surveys and analyzing that survey information. Using this information, they can help find strengths and weaknesses with the company’s safety guidelines.
Unfortunately, even with Health and Safety Practices in place, accidents still have a way of happening. When a situation rises, and an employee needs a personal injury attorney, Siegfried & Jensen advertise that they can be of assistance. A personal injury lawyer is trained and certified to represent clients in any area of law, these lawyers usually restrict their cases to represent anyone who claims to have been hurt due to negligence or another person’s/company’s wrong act. Siegfried & Jensen and a long list of other personal injury lawyers can help with common slip and fall injuries and other work-related accidents that happened because someone was careless.
A personal injury lawyer will guide the injured person, or family in case of death and advise their client on steps toward making a claim. They generally give a free consultation to let you know if you should pursue a lawsuit settlement. They also do not usually ask for money up front, but will be compensated after the lawsuit is settled. They will usually take a portion of the money won through their legal aid and assistance. They only take cases that stand a good chance of winning.