Occupational Fatality Statistics for 2007
Every year, North Carolina families receive the tragic news that a beloved spouse, child, parent, or other close friend or family member has been killed in the course of performing work-related duties. It is a grim and inescapable reality that leaves those families in tremendous emotional pain and often results in serious financial distress. With the loss of companionship and a vital stream of income, it can be difficult to know how to proceed, especially if there are no clear explanations of the circumstances under which the accident occurred.
If your loved one has been the victim of a fatal work-related incident, then you need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who can help you obtain the benefits and any other damages that you may be due. Contact the Raleigh workers’ compensation lawyers of Law Office of Sam Scudder, at (252) 222-0227.
Examining Workplace Fatality Numbers
Even one occupational fatality would be excessive. But in North Carolina there were 167 workplace fatalities in the year 2007 alone, each of which cast the life of surviving family and friends into chaos and disarray. Though the vast majority of the victims were male (153), there were 14 female workers who died. Of those women, more than half were killed by criminal actions, indicating a very real need for increased safety and security measures. Other notable statistics include:
- 79 work-related fatalities were associated with auto accidents
- 32 were linked to assault or other violent crimes
- 27 occurred due to contact with objects or equipment
- 19 were the product of falls
- 9 resulted from exposure to dangerous substances or environments
We understand that this is an incredibly difficult time for you, but we would be proud to help you address the financial aspects of your situation so that money doesn’t become yet another worry. Contact the Raleigh workers’ compensation lawyers of Law Office of Sam Scudder, at (252) 222-0227.