North Carolina Occupational Fatality Rankings for 2007-2008
The unfortunate reality of the world in which we live is that even the most seemingly innocuous jobs can expose a worker to the risk of a fatal occupational injury or illness. It is one of the hardest things imaginable for a family to receive the news that a loved one has been killed by an accident or incident in the workplace. There are many difficult questions, emotional, and financial struggles that are likely to arise in the aftermath of a deadly workplace accident, and it is important that the deceased’s family receives the appropriate death benefits.
There are many issues that must be addressed, but you should not have to carry out your obligations under a cloud of financial worry. The Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyers of the Law Office of Sam Scudder can help you to pursue the benefits to which you are entitled. Contact us today at 919-851-3311.
North Carolina Rankings
North Carolina is the 10th most populous state in the nation, so it is to be expected that it will have its fair share of occupational fatalities. But in most of the categories specified in the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ report on workplace or job-related deaths, North Carolina has a higher proportion of occupational fatalities. At the very least, this should be cause for concern and encourage employers to take further pains to maximize worker safety. The rankings, overall and by category are as follows:
- Overall: 7th highest number of occupational fatalities out of the 50 states (2007-2008)
- Transportation Accidents – 7th
- Workplace Violence – 8th
- Contact with Objects and Equipment – 8th
- Falls – 12th
- Exposure to Harmful Substances and Environments – 24th
- Fires and Explosions – 8th
If your family is coping with the loss of a loved one in a workplace accident or illness, contact the sympathetic and experienced Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyers of the Law Office of Sam Scudder at 919-851-3311.