The Facts on Tennessee Job Injuries
Tennessee recently produced a survey of occupational injuries and illnesses. The survey included these facts for calendar year 2012:
- Workers between the ages of 35 and 54 accounted for about one-half of job-related injuries or illnesses where work was missed in Tennessee during 2012.
- Tennessee workers in transportation and material moving occupations were involved in 20 percent of the nonfatal occupational injury and illness cases where work was missed.
- In days away from work cases involving injuries to the torso, 72% involved back injuries or illnesses.
- Overexertion was the most common cause of a work injury and typically stemmed from lifting, lowering, carrying, climbing, bending, and repetitive motion events.
- Injury and illness cases that required missing work usually affected the upper extremities, including the shoulders, arms, wrists, hands, or fingers.
- About one of every three nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses where work was missed resulted from sprains, strains, or tears.
- About 100 job-related injuries lead to a fatality in Tennessee during 2012.
- Of the 100 fatal work-related injuries, 92 involved men and 8 involved women.
- Thirty-four percent of fatal work injuries in Tennessee during 2012 resulted from a transportation accident.
- Eighteen percent of the fatal work injuries were the result of a fall, slip, or trip.
An Advocate for the Injured in Workplace Accidents in Tennessee
Every year thousands of serious or fatal accidents occur in Tennessee offices, factories and construction sites. While these workplace accidents occur in every industry, some jobs, including those in the construction trades, put workers at a higher risk of injury.
When a workplace accident occurs, connect with a Memphis workplace accident lawyer. The Law Office of David E. Gordon can protect your right to full compensation. You are entitled to seek workers’ compensation benefits, and your case may involve a third-party claim. We can help with both types of claims.
Attorney David Gordon is a legal professional who handles workplace accident claims and personal injury cases. He is a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist – one of only 2% of attorneys in the state. He has the highest possible rating from the premier peer review rating service, Martindale-Hubbell®, with AV Preeminent® in personal injury law. He also has a “perfect” rating of 10.0 from Avvo and was listed in Super Lawyers® from 2011 – 2016.
Please read about his successes so you are confident that you have the right firm for your case. Then call for a free case evaluation.
Your Workplace Injuries
Many workplace accidents are caused by a party other than an employer. These cases include accidents from falls, explosions, electrical burns, equipment failure and fires. No matter how your workplace injury occurred, you deserve to recover the maximum possible in benefits and other compensation – from every potential source.
If you are involved in a job-related accident, your first step after seeking medical help is to contact a lawyer. Protecting your right to full compensation is critical. You have legal requirements and timelines that must be met. If you miss those deadlines, you can lose your ability to get the benefits you are entitled to under state and federal law. At the Law Office of David E. Gordon, our workplace accident lawyer will manage every detail for you.
When you’re injured on the job, the simple fact is that you’ll need a workplace accident lawyer. Many people attempt to resolve a workplace accident case without legal help. The process is grueling, and errors can lead to delays, denials and other problems. It may be difficult for an injured party to know exactly what benefits he or she could qualify for, and certainly may not fully understand how the injuries are valued. For serious or fatal injuries, it is critical that you have legal counsel to protect your right to compensation.
How much is your workplace accident claim worth? Every case will vary, based upon the degree of the injuries sustained in the workplace accident, and the long-term impact upon the ability to work and earn a living. Some cases involve liability from a third party, such as a subcontractor, utility company, or some other party that will allow a victim of the workplace accident to recover a far higher level of compensation through filing a claim against that entity.
To find out more about what is possible, get a case review as early as you can after the workplace accident.