Hazleton Workers Compensation Lawyers- Fatal Work Injury Statistics

Date: March 27, 2012

According to figures released by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, highway accidents were the most frequent type of workplace fatality in Pennsylvania in the year 2010 when such incidents caused 45 deaths. Highway accidents have historically been the most frequent fatal event in Pennsylvania for 17 of the last 19 years. The number of work-related highway deaths have ranged from a low of 35 in 2009 to a high of 66 in 1997. In 2010, fatalities resulting from falls to lower levels increased to 40 in 2010, up from 27 in 2009. There were 24 work-related homicides in 2010, unchanged since 2009. The number of fatalities in the workplace that resulted from being struck by an object or equipment increased from 17 in 2009 to 22 in 2010.

If you’ve suffered a work injury and have questions about your claim, contact me at tcummings@dlplaw.com or call (570) 347-1011 for a free consultation.

Tom Cummings
Thomas P. Cummings has been a Partner with Dougherty Leventhal & Price, LLP since 1996 and has been with the firm since 1991. He focuses his practice on workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability and personal injury cases.