According to the Texas Department of Insurance, 185,299 nonfatal injuries and illnesses were reported in private industry for 2016. The industry sectors with the highest incidence rates of total recordable nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in 2016 were agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting (4.1 per 100 equivalent full-time workers); transportation and warehousing (3.8); retail trade (3.1); and trade, transportation, and utilities (3.0).
The Texas Department of Insurance also reported that there were 51,470 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in 2016. Total injuries broke down as follows by sector:
- Total Service Providing 39,930
- Trade, Transportation, and Utilities 18,750
- Total Goods Producing 11,540
- Education and Health Services 7,370
- Manufacturing 5,650
- Leisure and Hospitality 5,370
- Professional and Business Services 4,590
- Construction 4,120
- Natural Resources and Mining 1,770
- Financial Activities 1,710
- Other Services 1,080
- Information 1,060
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 545 fatal occupational injuries in Texas in 2016. Of these fatalities, 244 involved transportation incidents, 90 were falls, slips, or trips, and 75 involved contact with objects or equipment.
If you or your loved one recently suffered a serious injury in an accident in the workplace, you are likely struggling with competing concerns about how soon you will be able to return to work and how much you are going to have to pay for medical bills. The aggressive trial attorneys at Williams Hart & Boundas are here to help you get the full and fair compensation that you are owed if you were hurt at work. ??