Data on 2012’s North Carolina workplace injuries and illnesses

Recent data from the North Carolina Department of Labor showed that Raleigh, North Carolina is now a safer place for workers, as evidenced by the number of workplace injuries and illnesses decreasing to 2.9 incidents for every 100 full-time workers in 2012. This is a decrease from the 3.1 rate of the previous three years and 5.7 per 100 workers in 1999.

According to data released January of last year, workplace fatalities also declined by 34% to 35 in 2012 from 2011’s record of 53 deaths. The fatalities were higher in 2008 and 2010 but have dropped overall since 2005 when 68 people were recorded to have died due to work-related accidents.

If you have been severely injured on the job, you may be able to file for workers’ compensation benefits. Our  lawyers at Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, can help any injured workers in North Carolina understand their legal rights and options. Call us at 919-851-3311 today.