Fatal Injuries

Apr 01, 2019

Firefighters are at an Increased Risk of Many Types of Cancer – But what does workers’ comp cover?

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Today's post comes from Kristina Thompson at the Jernigan Law Firm. Firefighters are at an Increased Risk of Many Types of Cancer Seth Tinsley, a Charlotte firefighter of 11 years, died at the age of 34 as a result of brain cancer. He was diagnosed at the age of 29. His name is recognized [...]

Jan 19, 2018

Fatal Workplace Injuries Increase by 7 Percent

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For the third consecutive year workplace fatalities have increased according to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2016, the most recent year for statistics, 5,190 workplace fatalities were reported (a 7-percent increase from 2015). There were 5,190 workplace fatalities in the United States compared to 4,836 in [...]

Jan 19, 2017

Increase in Work-Related Fatal Injuries in 2015 – North Dakota the Highest

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According to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, in 2015 the number of work-related fatal injuries increased nationally. There were 4,836 work-related fatal injuries in the United States and 150 work-related fatal injuries in North Carolina compared to 4,821 in 2014. After the oil-and-gas industry’s sharp increase in work-related fatal injuries in 2014, the industry [...]