Workplace accidents can happen in any industry and at any workplace. Some jobs are more dangerous than others and may pose greater injury risks. For example, the construction industry is particularly hazardous, and construction workers routinely sustain serious, fatal injuries in falls, cave-ins, and other kinds of accidents. Jobs that require workers to be on the road, like long-haul trucking, also come with serious motor vehicle crash hazards. People who work in manufacturing industries are also at serious risk of machinery injuries, such as amputations or crush accidents.
Jobs that involve working at retail stores can also come with risks. Even if many of these retail worker injuries are not ultimately fatal, they can result in temporary or permanent disabilities and many lost workdays. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provides data that explains some of the serious dangers of retail work. If you work a retail job and you were injured at your workplace, I want to help you file a workers’ compensation claim as quickly as possible.
Getting the Facts About Retail Work Injuries in Ohio
According to the BLS, the rate of nonfatal workplace injuries has been rising in the retail trade, and it is actually “the only one of 19 private industries” in which the overall rate of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses rose in 2018.
To give you a sense of the high rate of injuries in the retail trade, the BLS reports that the total number of retail injuries has now surpassed the rate of injuries in the manufacturing industry, which has long been known to be hazardous to workers. Indeed, the rate of injuries in retail is 3.5 per 100 full-time workers, which is higher than the rate of injuries in manufacturing, which is 3.3 per 100 full-time workers.
Common Retail Jobs Where Workers Sustain Serious Injuries
The following are some of the most common types of retail stores where workers get hurt:
- Home furnishing stores;
- Tire stores;
- Building material and home improvement stores;
- Pet supply stores; and
- Stores selling used merchandise.
What to Do If You Suffer a Workplace Accident at Your Retail Job
If you sustained an injury at your retail job, you should get in touch with me to find out about the workers’ compensation claims process through the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC). I can begin working with you on your workers’ compensation claim quickly to help you receive the money you need to cover your medical bills and lost wages.
Contact an Ohio Workers’ Compensation Lawyer for Help
Employees in any industry can sustain serious and fatal injuries in the workplace. Although we do not often think about serious injuries that occur in grocery stores, clothing and furniture stores, and other retail establishments, retail workers can be at serious risk of injury in these environments. Whether you sustained a nonfatal injury that will limit your ability to work for a finite period of time, or your injury is likely to result in a permanent disability, I want to help you obtain the financial compensation you deserve. As an experienced Ohio workers’ compensation attorney, I’ll Make Them Pay!® Give me a call as soon as possible at 877.614.9524 for assistance with your workers’ compensation claim.