The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics has released new information on the Texas workplace injury and illness rate for the year 2013. Overall, the statistics show a decrease in both injuries and illness. Here are a few of the interesting statistics from the report:
- Non-fatal injuries decreased from 2.7 per 100 full-time workers in 2012 to 2.6 in 2013. The national average is 3.4.
- Private industry saw a decrease in nonfatal injuries and illnesses of 3 percent.
- Natural resources and mining had a 10 percent decrease in nonfatal injuries and illnesses.
- Agriculture, fishing, forestry and hunting saw a huge increase of 33 percent. While professional services, business services, transportation and warehousing saw increases between 10 to 15 percent in their fields.
- In all the industry sectors in the report, retail had the highest nonfatal injury and illness rate per 100 full-time employees with a rate of 4.1. Other sectors above the 3.4 national average, according to the study, are health care and social assistance (3.4), transportation and warehousing (3.9), trade, transportation and utilities (3.7), agriculture, forestry, fishing and mining (3.9).
These statistics do not take into account part-time workers or fatal injuries and illnesses.
Why Do I Need an Austin Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?
We are glad to see that injuries and illnesses are on the decline in our state. However, severe injuries for workers requiring compensation will still occur in large numbers. That is why we are here.
At the law firm of The Law Offices of Aaron Allison, our employment attorney will defend your rights if you feel you have been wrongly denied a claim for compensation and you have been severely injured on the job due to workplace negligence. Companies will have their own lawyers ready to defend them. Contact the Austin lawyer experienced with facing companies in workers’ compensation cases.
The Law Offices of Aaron Allison – Austin Personal Injury Attorney