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If you or a loved one suffered an injury at work, you may be owed compensation to pay for your medical bills and pain and suffering. Contact a Spanish speaking Tampa work injury lawyer at Armando Personal Injury Law Firm today at (813) 906-1151 or email us to request a free consultation.

No matter what type of work you do, there is the potential for an accident to reshape your life. Whether you work in an office, in construction, as a professional driver, or a teacher, you may be exposed to dangers every day. These threats range from asbestos contamination and poor indoor air quality in office buildings, traffic accidents, and manual labor injuries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, three million
report nonfatal injuries and illness each year. Additionally, 4,679 people died in the workplace in 2014, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

The Most Dangerous Jobs in Tampa, Florida

It may come as no surprise that manual labor is the most dangerous type of employment. The most dangerous jobs by industry sector are among construction workers, accounting for 874 deaths in 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The most dangerous job, based on per capita, is agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing, which had a total of 568 fatalities and 24.9 deaths per 100,000 full time workers in 2014. Injuries and fatalities from manual labor depend on the specific type of job.

Most Common Employee Work Injuries & Accidents

The most common workplace injuries in the state of Florida include:

  • Falls from Wet Floors, Scaffolding, Unsecured Railing
  • Crane Accidents
  • Bucket Truck Accidents
  • Assembly Line Injuries
  • Commercial Driving Accidents
  • Electrocution
  • Burns from Fire & Explosions
  • Oil Refinery & Chemical Plant Accidents
  • Construction Site Accidents
  • Equipment Failure Injuries
  • Injuries Caused by Improperly Trained Employees

Repetitive Strain Injuries

A repetitive stress injury (RSI) happens when the same movement is made over and over, sometimes hundreds or even thousands of times in a single day. Works who are employed in assembly lines, that have to stand or bend in awkward positions, or that lift heavy objects are prone to these types of injuries.

RSIs wear out muscle, ligaments, and cartilage and fatigue the nervous system. Often, an RSI can be a crippling injury that causes permanent disability and decreased mobility. Treating repetitive strain injuries can be complicated and time-intensive. If you win your work injury lawsuit, the trial verdict award or settlement could cover the cost of your medical expenses and time away from work.

An attorney can determine whether you should seek a workers comp claim or file a private lawsuit to get compensation for your medical bills and future lost wages because of a permanent injury.

Traffic Accidents & Commercial Driver Injuries

Just like driving is one of the most dangerous activities that we participate in on a daily basis in normal life,  it is just as dangerous while on the job. Professional delivery, sales, and truck driving made up the largest portion of fatal injuries per occupation at 885 in 2014. Many of the large parcel carrier employers carry worker’s comp insurance; our worker’s compensation lawyer can help determine what type of work injury claim you qualify for and pursue compensation for your injuries.

Fall Injuries at Work

Falls can happen in any job type, especially when the floor is uneven, congested with machinery, or slippery. A very bad fall can end in a traumatic brain injury, fractured hip, or spinal damage. Worker fatigue can also play into a bad slip and fall.

Construction site falls from uneven flooring, cranes, bucket lifts, faulty railing, or scaffolding failure account for a large number of fall injuries that occur at work.

Offshore, Oil Field, and Oil Rig Injuries

Employees who work offshore, at oil & gas refineries, or chemical processing plants are at risk of burn injuries from fire and explosions because of the volatile chemicals and pressurized equipment that are on-site. However, on-the-job injuries can occur at office jobs too.

Parking Lot Injuries at Work

One of the most common types of work injury lawsuit claims made by office employees are parking lot and parking garage injuries involving a vehicle. Parking garage accidents may not be covered by worker’s compensation insurance, but in some cases you can file a claim against the property owner or your employer for a larger sum of compensation for crash or pedestrian injuries.

Machinery and Falling Objects

Workers exposed to dangerous machinery are at risk of losing fingers, limbs, and life. Due to the sometimes high paced atmosphere in many manual labor jobs such as factory work, construction, landscaping, or assembly line work, catastrophic mistakes are made.

Likewise, merchandise, equipment, or machinery that is stacked improperly can result in a horrific injury if it falls on someone. Limb loss, paralysis, and permanent physical and mental disabilities can occur from falling machinery or objects.

Call our workers comp lawyers to see if you qualify for compensation from your employer. Depending on the circumstances, you could qualify to file a private lawsuit claim for a larger sum of money that reimburses you for medical costs AND pain and suffering, punitive damages, and future lost wages.

Wrongful Death Claims for Surviving Family Members

If a family member was killed in an accident at work, we can help determine if a wrongful death lawsuit claim is the right choice for you and your family. Depending you the circumstances surrounding their death, you could be entitled to compensation for loss of consortium, lost companionship, loss of financial support, and reimbursement for your late husband or wife’s future lost wages spanning a lifetime. Call our attorneys to learn more about filing a fatal work injury claim if your spouse or loved one was lost after getting injured at work.

Contact a Tampa Workplace Injury Attorney

If you have been injured on the job in Tampa, Florida or anywhere else in Hillsborough County, contact Armando Personal Injury Law Firm today at (813) 906-1151 to schedule a free consultation. Depending on your injury and how it occurred, you may be to file a claim lawsuit against your employer and/or the manufacturer of faulty equipment pursuing compensation for your injuries on the job. Our Spanish speaking attorneys for work injury claims are standing by to take your call.

Sources

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/osh.pdf

https://www.osha.gov/oshstats/commonstats.html

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