Unsafe Work Environment Accident Statistics

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Unsafe Work Environment Accident Statistics

When discussing unsafe work environments, it’s common to think about factors like toxic exposure, dangerous machinery, and other industrial aspects. However, an "unsafe work environment" can also include any condition that increases risk of injury through more simple dangers.

For instance, violations may include situations where an employee is subject to unsafe work conditions that cause them to overexert themselves. Thus, a violation can occur if an employer knows about a dangerous condition or practice and yet fails to correct it.

Figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal that workplace injuries are due to many different causes, which are listed below.

Causes of Non-Fatal Injuries

Fatal Injuries in 2012

Filing an OSHA claim

When it comes to injuries caused by dangerous work conditions, the employee will most likely have to file a claim with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). This will initiate an investigation into the matter. If the investigation does not provide an adequate remedy, the employee may need to file a lawsuit for damages. You may wish to hire a lawyer if you need help filing a claim or a lawsuit. Your attorney can provide advice and representation on the matter.

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Last Modified: 06-24-2014 04:47 PM PDT

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