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Dear Clients & Friends,

Employees have a right to a safe and healthy workplace. Employers also benefit by helping prevent on-the-job injuries. Working together, we can continue the recent trend in America toward a safer workplace. Check out these helpful tips and resources.

We have been representing injured workers for more than 80 years.
At PR&A we understand the impact a work-related injury has on workers. Our attorneys and staff use their extensive experience in this field to ensure that our clients receive appropriate medical treatment and the monetary benefits that the Workers’ Compensation Law provides.

For more information about our Workers' Compensation Department please follow the link.
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Is Your Job One of America’s Most Dangerous?

Vigilance Key to
Safer Workplaces

Reality cable shows like Deadliest Catch and Ax Men thrill millions of viewers with an inside look at the two most dangerous jobs in America: logging and commercial fishing.

But you don’t have to get tangled in a runaway fishing net or whacked by a falling tree to get hurt on the job. Every day, 12 Americans go to work and never come home. Every year, nearly 3 million more suffer debilitating injuries. Employee or employer, you should know how to prevent workplace injuries. 

See the Top 10 Dangerous Jobs
and Tips for a Safer Workplace
>>>

BY THE NUMBERS /

#1
Deadliest

Logging was America’s most deadly job in 2012 at 127.8 deaths per 100,000 workers compared to 3.2 per 100,000 workers for all occupations.

Source: America's 10 Deadliest Jobs, Forbes

3
Million
Injuries

There were nearly 3 million on-the-job injuries in 2012, or 3.4 per 100 workers. Another 4,383 Americans died while working.

Source: Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, Bureau of Labor Statistics

2 of 5
On the
Road

Transportation incidents are typically the leading cause of workplace injuries, accounting for two of every five work fatalities in 2012.

Source: Driving Down Distraction, National Safety Council

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Guidance on Improving Workplace Safety

Improve worker safety and wellbeing with any of these outstanding programs: Total Worker Health (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Workplace Safety Toolkit (Nonprofit Risk Management), and Journey to Safety Excellence (National Safety Council).

Organization Serves Injured and Disabled Workers

The National Association of Injured and Disabled Workers provides resources, support, guidance and other assistance to injured and disabled workers and their families. Membership is free to injured workers.

Award-Winning Apps Help Protect Worker Safety, Rights

Browse these four award-winning apps designed to help keep workers safe. Featured information includes common workplace hazards, chemical and environmental dangers, proper ergonomics and rights to a safe workplace.

What Do You Think?

Are you in favor of a proposal to make workplace-specific injury and illness data available to the public? Tell us and we’ll enter your name into a drawing for a free iPod Mini!

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