Workplace Injuries – Details to be Made Public

Jul 22, 2016 Ohio Personal Injury    Uncategorized    Workplace injuries

Posted by: Kisling, Nestico & Redick, LLC

Every year thousands of people are injured on the job in Ohio. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) reports on those fatalities, injuries, and illnesses in two Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports – the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) and the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI).

At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, we’ve seen countless cases of people injured at their workplaces. Public records of workplace injuries help everyone understand the scope of workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities and often serve as a call to action to prevent future occurrences from happening.

At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, we know that workplace injuries aren’t always handled according to the law, and too many cases go unreported. If you’ve been injured on the job and are seeking compensation for your pain and suffering, contact one of the skilled Ohio personal injury attorneys at Kisling, Nestico & Redick today at 1-800-HURT-NOW.

Public Data on Workplace Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

According to the BLS, Ohio had nearly 3 non-fatal injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in 2014. While this was lower than the national average of 3.4 cases, it is still too high. Of the estimated 120,000 total cases, over 30 percent involved time lost from work and 20 percent resulted in restricted work or job transfer.

There were approximately 185 workplace fatalities in Ohio in 2014, with the most common precipitating events or exposures including the following:

  • Transportation incidents
  • Contact with objects and equipment
  • Falls, slips, and trips
  • Violence and injuries by persons or animals
  • Exposure to harmful chemicals
  • Fires and explosions

How the Experienced Ohio Personal Injury Attorneys at KNR Can Help You

Workplace injuries take many forms and affect people of all ages across multiple industries. At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, we’ve helped numerous individuals successfully recover compensation for their losses after a workplace injury or illness. If you’ve been injured on the job, call us at 1-800-HURT-NOW today.