Workplace injury is possible in every industry. However, some occupations are much more likely to experience serious and fatal injuries during the routine course of business. When you are injured on the job, it is important to explore all of your options and to make sure you are not waiving your rights by accepting an offer before speaking with an attorney.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Census on Fatal Occupational Injuries, the most dangerous jobs in America include:
- Aircraft Piloting and Engineering
- Oil and Gas Production
- Farming and Ranching
- Refuse and Recyclable Material Collecting
These jobs result in a high number of serious and fatal injuries every year, though many also occur at various other worksites. Families who have lost a loved one in a workplace accident may be entitled to compensation through a personal I jury lawsuit.
Here to Help
The lawyers at Kline & Specter have a proud history of securing large verdicts and settlements for victims of workplace injury, including a $36.4 million verdict for the family of an oil refinery worker who was killed on the job. That is believed to be the largest-ever reported settlement for a single-victim employee fatality.
Other notable cases include a $30 million settlement for a technician who suffered traumatic brain injury and multiple fractures in a fall that occurred when a ladder ring detached on a telecommunications tower where he had been working. Kline & Specter lawyers won a $19.1 million verdict for a mother of three who was injured while working on a construction site. In a factory case, the firm in 2019 won a $9.2 million verdict for a sanitation worker who lost his leg in a screw conveyor at a meat processing plant.
Kline & Specter, with more than 50 attorneys, five of whom are also medical doctors – the most of any law firm in the United States – has the experience and expertise to handle catastrophic workplace injury litigation. Contact us for a free evaluation of your case.