Industrial Accident Injury Article Sheds Light on FL Workers’ Comp Claims
A new national study entitled: “Industry-Related Injuries in the United States From 1998 to 2011: Characteristics, Trends, and Associated Health Care Costs” was recently published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The study was a comprehensive collection of industrial accident injuries from a broad span of time which provides insight into the type of severity of injuries suffered by workers in Florida and beyond. One of the interesting pieces of data which emerged from this comprehensive study involves the type of injuries that were suffered in industrial accidents. Of the approximately 25,000 hospital visits each year attributed to industrial accidents, nearly 50% involve broken bones. Open wounds account for about 25% of injuries, and poisoning accounts for just around 3% of injuries. A workers’ extremities are the most oft-injured parts of the body (51.7%) while head injuries account for just under 10% of injuries. Also notable from this study are the high costs associated with industrial accidents in the U.S. The average inpatient stay after an injury is 4.2 days. The average cost associated with this medical treatment is $12,849, which accounts for more than $3.7 billion each year related solely to industrial accidents alone. These numbers underline the deep financial toll a work-related accident can have on you and your family.
Boca Raton, FL Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
If you or a family member has been injured in a work-related accident anywhere in the state of Florida, you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits to compensate you for lost wages, ongoing care, and even temporary or permanent disability. Because the Florida workers’ compensation system is based on a no-fault theory, this financial compensation may be available even if you were responsible for causing the injury. The legal theories involved in workers’ compensation cases—including the course and scope of work-related activities—can be complex and difficult to manage. It is very helpful to have the assistance of an experienced Boca Raton FL workers’ compensation lawyer on your side to help you navigate the difficult process of pursuing (and possibly appealing) a claim for compensation. Call the Broderick Law Firm at 1-800-333-3903, or visit our contact us page to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation about your case.