Nationwide Personal Injury Statistics
No one wants to be the victim of a personal injury accident. Such an event can turn ones life upside down. Dealing with the injury itself, going to medical appointments, and losing time from work can be debilitating. What is remarkable are the number of personal injury accidents each year in the United States. Here are some of those numbers.
According to driverknowledge.com, there are an estimated 6 million car accidents each year, and roughly 3 million people suffer personal injury from car accidents annually. Additionally, and shockingly, 90 people die in car accidents each day. This data shows that everyone at some point will likely be injured in a car accident at some point in their lifetime.
These accidents are so common because of the number of people that work. Many of these people work dangerous jobs where work injuries are quite common. Of course workers are injured each day on jobs that are considered safe and not dangerous.
According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 3 million workplaces accidents happened in 2012. The most dangerous occupations jobs are:
- nursing aides
- orderlies and attendants
- heavy and tractor-trailer
- truck drivers
- police officers and sheriff’s patrol officers
Slips And Falls
These accidents are more common than you may think. According to National Floor Safety Institute, slip and falls account for roughly 1 million hospital visits per year. 5 % of people who slip and fall suffer a broken bone. These accidents also are the leading cause of workers compensation accidents. Additionally, 65% of nursing home residents will fall each year.
Boston Personal Injury Lawyer And Workers Compensation Attorney
These statistics reveal nearly everyone will experience a personal injury accident at some point. If you have experienced either a personal injury or workers compensation event, I encourage you to contact us today for your free consultation.