Think you don’t need an injury attorney? These three types of personal injury cases, and the startling facts that accompany them, may make you think otherwise.
- Workplace Injuries: In 2013, there were about 3,007,300 workplace injuries reported in the United States, with 917,000 of them requiring time away from work for the injured employees. Of those injuries that year, 229,190 were slip, trip, and fall incidents. As a result, many of these workers have to file workers compensation claims, but their employers don’t necessarily pay them. If you’ve been hurt at work, and your employer hasn’t complied with the laws surrounding your compensation, make sure you speak to an attorney to find out if you are eligible for a settlement.
- Motor Vehicle Accidents: Worldwide, an estimated 1.3 million people die each year in road crashes for an average of 3,287 deaths each day. In the United States alone, more than 37,000 people die in road crashes, including pedestrians. Even those who aren’t killed can still be left with debilitating and even life-long injuries, from paralysis and traumatic brain injury to broken bones and lost limbs. These accidents don’t just involve passenger vehicles but semi-trucks, motorcycles, and even pedestrians. If you or a family member have been in one of these accidents, especially at the hands of a drunk or negligent driver, give us a call to discuss your case.
- Medical Malpractice: Most commonly, these incidents can involve the wrong medication or dosage distributed to patients, but other times patients may be sent for an incorrect procedure. According to research, an estimated 225,000 people die each year due to medical malpractice. Additionally, another study found that 97% of 1,452 random medical malpractice cases involved a medical injury, and 66% involved a mistake caused by health care professionals. The vast majority of medical malpractice cases tend to go unreported, so don’t be afraid to speak up if you’ve been injured or harmed under a doctor’s care.
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