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Updated by Jeffrey Fabian on Feb 29, 2020
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7 Resources for People with Questions about Work Injuries

Have you been injured on the job? Learn what you need to know about everything from workplace injury statistics to hiring a workers' compensation lawyer.

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2019 Workplace Injury Statistics

2019 Workplace Injury Statistics

Each year, millions of people get injured on the job. Learn about the most-recent work injury statistics available from OSHA, the BLS, and the CDC: Workplace Injury Statistics – 2019 Year-End Data for Workplace Accidents, Injuries, and Deaths

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OSHA's "Fatal Four"

OSHA's "Fatal Four"

Some workplace accidents are so common that OSHA refers to them as the "Fatal Four." Learn about OSHA's Fatal Four as well as the 10 most-common workplace safety violations: OSHA's Commonly Used Statistics

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Non-Fatal Work Injuries and Illnesses

Non-Fatal Work Injuries and Illnesses

According to the BLS, there were 900,400 reported cases of employees missing time from work due to job-related injuries and illnesses in 2018. The median number of days missed from work was eight--enough to qualify for workers' compensation disability benefits in most states. Learn more facts and figures here: BLS: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

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Coping With a Work Injury

Coping With a Work Injury

Coping with a work injury can be difficult. The more you know, the better your chances are of making a full recovery. For some tips on recovering from a job-related injury, you can read the Mayo Clinic's article, Avoiding and Recovering From Work-Related Injuries

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Understanding the Deadlines that Apply to Your Claim for Compensation

Understanding the Deadlines that Apply to Your Claim for Compensation

When you get injured at work, there are strict timelines that apply to your claim for workers' compensation benefits. If you have a personal injury claim, there are strict timelines (and other rules) you need to follow here as well. To learn how much time you have to file a claim, you can read: Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury Deadlines in All 50 States

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Workers' Compensation for Federal Employees

Workers' Compensation for Federal Employees

If you work for the federal government, then you are subject to different workers' compensation laws than employees in the private sector. To learn about your legal rights as a federal government employee, you can visit this resource from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL): Division of Federal Employees' Compensation (DFEC)

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Hiring a Work Injury Lawyer to Represent You

Hiring a Work Injury Lawyer to Represent You

If you have been injured at work, hiring an experienced work injury lawyer is the best way to protect your legal rights. For tips on choosing a lawyer, answers to FAQs (like, "Can I get free legal advice for my workers' comp claim?"), and help finding a lawyer near you, visit: Hiring a Lawyer to Help with Your Work Injury: What You Need to Know