Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Requiring Days Away from Work Increased in 2019

In November 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) under the U.S. Department of Labor released statistics on employer-reported workplace injuries and illnesses in 2019.

BLS Report Highlights:

  • The private sector reported 888,220 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses resulting in days away from work.
  • Manufacturing accounted for 15% of all private industry nonfatal injuries and illnesses in 2019.
  • The following 10 occupations accounted for 33.2% of all private industry cases:
  • Nursing assistants
  • Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers
  • Laborers and freight, stock and material movers
  • Light truck drivers
  • Construction laborers
  • Maintenance and repair workers
  • Stockers and order fillers
  • Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners
  • Registered nurses
  • Retail salespersons

Worker’s Compensation Success Stories

Lightfoot Law, PLLC is dedicated to get the compensation that our clients deserve. Lightfoot Law, PLLC fought to get compensation benefits as high as $300,000 dollars. Below are a few of our many successful worker’s compensation claims:

  • $300,000 recovered for a healthcare worker in a worker’s compensation case. After repetitive gripping and twisting, the healthcare worker lost movement in her hands and wrists. In settlement negotiations, her employer agreed to compensate her for the injuries sustained on the job.
  • $249,500 recovered for an assistant chef in a worker’s compensation case. The assistant chef’s foot sustained third degree burns resulting in numbness from his ankle to his toes. After extensive discovery and a six hour hearing, the assistant chef’s employer agreed to settle the case.
  • $90,000 for an appliance technician supervisor in a worker’s compensation case. The supervisor slipped and fell on the job injuring his upper extremity. The court ordered his employer to pay an award of 33% permanent partial disability benefits.
  •  $90,000 for an employee in a worker’s compensation case. The employee injured his thumb and hand. In settlement negotiations, his employer agreed to compensate for the injuries sustained on the job.
  • $85,000 for an employee in a worker’s compensation case. The employee hyperextended his knee when climbing down a ladder resulting in partial loss of use of his lower extremity. The judge deemed the employee was entitled to compensation for 29% permanent partial disability to his lower extremity.
  • $75,000 and continuing benefits for an executive chef in a worker’s compensation case. The executive chef injured his lower back after lifting a heavy object. After two appeals, the court issued an order granting worker’s compensation benefits.

If you are someone who experienced a recent workplace injury or illness, you may be eligible for compensation. At Lightfoot Law, PLLC, we are dedicated to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us for a free consultation at (202) 919-5453or