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United States Department of Labor Survey of Louisiana Work Related Injuries

NUMBER OF LOUISIANA WORK INJURIES BY AGE AND GENDER

According to a December 2, 2013 United States Department of Labor, Survey of Louisiana Occupational Injures, in 2012, Louisiana had 10,030 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses requiring Louisiana Private Industry injured workers miss time from work. Of the 10,030, 6,000 were men, 3,970 women. The number of Louisiana injured workers by age are: 310 between the age of 16 to 19, 850 between the age of 20 to 24, 2,660 between the age of 25 to 34, 1,960 between the age of 35 to 44, 2,590 between the age of 45 to 54, 1,320 between the age of 55 to 64 and 280 were 65 and over. Gender and age was apparently not noted on the remaining 60 injured workers.

TYPES OF LOUISIANA INJURED WORKER BY INDUSTRY

2,390 of the 10,030 Louisiana Injured Workers were in the goods producing industry such as natural resources and mining, construction, manufacturing. 7,640 of the 10,030 were in service occupations such as trade, transportation and utilities, information, financial activities, professional and business services, education and health services, leisure and hospitality and other services.

PROBLEMS FACING SOME OF THESE INJURED WORKERS

Louisiana Workers Compensation Lawyers are well aware of employers’ emphasis on no loss time accidents. Many employers have been forcing injured workers back to work too soon. Medical treatment is sometimes delayed or denied as are weekly workers compensation checks. Insurance companies are sending nurse case managers to meet with the injured workers treating doctor.

GETTING LEGAL HELP IN NEW ORLEANS AND BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA

Charles Lavis Jr. has been handing claims for injured workers since 1995. If you, a family member or friend was harmed in a Louisiana work related injury or some other kind of accident, and suffers an injury as a result, talk to an experienced New Orleans personal injury attorney: the offices of Lavis Law can help you figure out how to put together a personal injury case and seek compensation for the costs and hardships you face in recovery. You can also view our videos at https://plus.google.com/+LavisLawFirmNewOrleans/videos and our Louisiana Workers Compensation Lawyer job injury blogs at www.louisianajobinjurylawblog.com. Lavis Law is easy to talk to!

Source: USDOL Survey of Occupational Injuries December 2, 2013

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