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How prevalent are workplace injuries

From an injury caused by repetitive motion to construction site accidents, there are many reasons why workplace injuries occur across the country every single day. However, it is pivotal for employees and their employers to realize how widespread these injuries are in Erie, Pennsylvania, and focus on possible ways to prevent accidents and injuries from taking place. Workplace injuries are not always preventable, but some are the result of negligence. If you were injured while at work because of the negligent behavior of someone else, you should explore every option and may want to think about legal action.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employers in the private sector reported almost 3 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses. The BLS estimates that over the course of the year, an average of 3.2 non-fatal workplace injury cases arose out of every 100 full-time private industry employees. Among local and state government workers in the public sector, roughly 722,300 illness and injury cases arose out of about 18.3 million workers during 2014. While the number of non-fatal injuries that occur in the workplace has declined in recent years, these incidents continue to make life difficult for employees as well as the companies they work for.

If you were hurt at work, you may have a number of questions, such as whether or not you are eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits. It is essential to figure out the best path forward as soon as possible and ensure that your rights as an employee are not trampled on.

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