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Milwaukee Worker’s Compensation – Workplace Fatalities Increase 28 Percent

A new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed 114 workplace deaths in 2012 within the state, an increase of 25 over 2011.  Such incidents are tragic and it is crucial an experienced Milwaukee worker’s compensation lawyer handle such cases.

Any type of workplace accident or fatality, however, can result in a worker’s compensation lawsuit. The statistics show the increase was partially due to an increase in workplace shootings, according to the numbers. Sixteen people were shot and killed by another person while working.  Only two people were shot the previous year.

Nationally, nearly 4,383 workers were killed on the job, down from 4,693 in 2011. The greatest risk of accidents was found in many types of transportation events. This included car accidents, rollovers and other collisions. According to the report, 37 people died that way in 2012. Seven died when their vehicle jack-knifed or rolled over.

The second leading cause of death was deaths caused by equipment and other objects striking or hitting the victim. Agriculture accounted for 26 of the deaths, five more than the previous year.

If you or your loved one has suffered serious injuries in any work-related activity, you may have grounds for a worker’s compensation claim. Contact your Milwaukee worker’s compensation attorneys today for your free, initial consultation.

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Cedarburg, WI 53012

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