• Injured at Work? What Now?

    If you have been injured in a workplace accident, here are several important steps you must take to get compensation for your injuries and lost wages.

    Learn More Request Free Consultation
  • Trouble With Your Workers Comp Claim?

    If you have questions about your claim or if your worker's compensation claim has been denied our attorneys can help.

    Learn More Request Free Consultation
  • What's Your Claim Worth?

    Not all work injuries claims are the same, some are worth more than others. We can help get you the most out of your claim.

    Learn More Request Free Consultation
  • Do You Need an Attorney?

    Not sure if you need an attorney? Call us today and speak with an attorney for free. We can help answer your questions and get you on the right track.

    Learn More Request Free Consultation

Rate of Fatal Job Injuries Falls in 2008 | Virginia Worker’s Comp Lawyer


In August the US Department of Labor released its annual report on the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2008. The total number of fatal work injuries in 2008 was 5,071 compared to 5,657 in 2007. This is the smallest annual total since the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries was started in 1992.

Also the rate of fatal injuries per 100,000 workers fell from 4.0 in 2007 to 3.6 in 2008.

The reason for these declines may be due to the fact that the average hours worked in America fell by 1% in 2008 and some of the more dangerous jobs, like construction, experienced greater declines in employment and hours worked.

Another factor is that more injured workers may have not reported injuries due to fear of being fired from their job. This is not legal but it does happen a lot. Talk about adding insult to injury. In my opinion, these types of employers deserve to be sued and shouldn’t be allowed to own a business.

If you have been fired because you got injured on the job in Virginia you need to get a good Virginia workers’ compensation lawyer who can help you fight for the rights that you legally have. It is not fair and they will try to use every trick they can to keep you from getting what you deserve.

Call us at 755-7744 and get a FREE copy of my book: Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia, Everything You Need to Know if you Get Hurt on the Job.


About the Author:

The Injured Workers Law Firm is a Richmond, Virginia based firm solely focused on serving clients with workers' compensation claims in Virginia. If you have questions about your benefits or if you would like more information on the Virginia Workers’ Compensation system, order our book, “The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia” , or call our office today (804) 755-7755.