Missouri Work Injuries Paint An Interesting Picture

We know that you expect to be safe when you go to work, regardless of what industry you work in. Yes, there are some jobs with more risks than others, but even if you are hurt you should be able to count on getting the compensation you need.

Stephen C Mayer
February 28, 2019

 

We have the latest numbers from the Department of Labor in Missouri and we want to talk about what they tell us. According to their site, the occupations with the most injuries and illnesses in the state are:

  • Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers
  • Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers
  • Construction laborers
  • Retail salespersons
  • Maintenance and repair workers

Across the state for 2017, the latest reporting year, there were 50,600 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses. Out of those 11,270 were serious enough to cause people to miss work.

At Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., we know that work injuries can significantly affect a person’s life, especially if they have trouble getting enough compensation to cover all of their accident-related expenses. When you need a Kansas City work injury attorney, we are here to help you get the coverage you need.

 

What Kind Of Injuries

Work injuries are not uncommon. In fact, we know that the Bureau of Labor Statistics tells us that there were almost three million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported during the latest reporting year. When we get a close look at the causes of these injuries, we can see that they can happen to anyone regardless of what kind of work they do. Here are the top ten ways that people get hurt at work:

  1. Overexertion
  2. Falls on the same level
  3. Falls to a lower level
  4. Struck by an object
  5. Other exertions
  6. Roadway incidents
  7. Slip or trip without a fall
  8. Caught in or compressed by equipment
  9. Struck against object
  10. Repetitive motion of microtasks

Construction workers and office employees alike are a risk of injuries. When people think of workplace injuries, they often think of things that are immediately visible, like a laceration or a bone break. However, we also want you to keep in mind that there are other, what some would call hidden injuries, that can cause just as much harm to workers.

This can include repetitive stress injuries as well as workplace mental illnesses. The symptoms for both of these categories of injuries tend to manifest more slowly and are harder to pinpoint on the workplace. However, their work-related causes are real and they should be treated as work injuries.

 

What Are Your Options?

We know that you expect to be safe when you go to work, regardless of what industry you work in. Yes, there are some jobs with more risks than others, but even if you are hurt you should be able to count on getting the compensation you need. At Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., our knowledgeable and experienced team will work diligently to secure compensation for:

  • Your medical bills
  • Lost income and benefits
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Punitive damages
About The Author
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As a principal attorney at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., Kansas City personal injury lawyer Stephen C. Mayer has dedicated his practice to helping those who have been injured by negligence throughout Kansas and Missouri. He is well-versed in the law and has the resources and insights to build a solid ...

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