According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 19,600 reports of workplace injuries in Nebraska in 2021 for private industry employers, with those in the trade, transportation, utilities, or manufacturing industries garnering the highest percentage of injuries.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, private industry workers reported approximately 2.6 million nonfatal work-related illnesses and injuries in 2021. In Nebraska, employees who suffer work-related injuries and occupational diseases may be eligible to pursue benefits by filing workers' compensation claims.
In 2021, there were 19,600 workplace injuries reported in the state of Nebraska, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. When a workplace accident happens to you, these injuries have the potential to put you out of work for months or even result in a partial or permanent disability. Thankfully, you will likely be able to file for workers’ compensation. However, not many people know what this process looks like or what injuries qualify for workers’ compensation benefits.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), falling down in the construction industry is a leading cause of workplace injury and fatality. In 2022, in the construction and extraction (oilfield) industries, there were a reported 24,100 nonfatal injuries from falls.
Under Nebraska law, construction workers who are hurt at the worksite are eligible to pursue compensation for their injuries. However, different issues often arise when the injured party is a non-citizen. Generally, both undocumented immigrants and green card holders are allowed to file for workers' compensation benefits or personal injury claims in Nebraska.
Scaffoldings are often used for many construction projects that require reaching elevated heights. Workers can use the scaffolds to reach high levels to build, repair, clean, or paint structures. Unfortunately, there are various risks linked with scaffolding that may result in serious construction site accidents.
As an injured individual, you may be wondering whether assumption of risk can make you liable for your injuries. Assumption of risk is a legal doctrine used in a variety of cases to determine liability. If you suffered injuries but the other party says you cannot recover damages based on the assumption of risk doctrine, you might want to speak with an attorney.
There’s no way to always protect ourselves or the ones we love from getting hurt. Unfortunately, injuries like those sustained from a traffic collision can have lasting effects not only physically but also financially. According to data from the state’s Department of Transportation, there were over 14,000 people injured in 2020 on Nebraska’s roadways.
Being involved in an automobile wreck can be a traumatic experience, both mentally and physically. Unfortunately, there are some injuries that may not present themselves immediately after the crash but can still cause pain and long-term damage. It is important to be aware of delayed symptoms so you can act accordingly if they arise.