Workers’ compensation in Wyoming continues to mirror the national trend of declining claims. The latest workers’ compensation numbers from the state indicate an average injury rate of 11.5 injuries per 1,000 workers. Manufacturing still leads all industries with more than 20 per 1,000 employees, while financial services remain the safest with less than five injuries per 1,000. If you have suffered a serious injury in a workplace accident, you may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim.
The most common injuries in Wyoming, according to the 2015 Wyoming Workforce Annual Report, include:
- Sprains: 29 percent
- Contusion: 18 percent
- Laceration: 14 percent
- Fracture: 6 percent
- Strain: 5.8 percent
Additionally, the number of workplace fatalities has been declining, averaging 34 a year. If you have lost a family member to a workplace accident, do not wait to reach out to the workers’ compensation lawyers at Burg Simpson in Wyoming by calling 307-527-7891. You can also fill out our Free Case Evaluation form right now.
A study published in Industrial and Labor Relations Review revealed that union members face better odds when it comes to securing workers’ compensation benefits because they are typically better informed and have better representation. The study showed that:
- Union workers have better access to basic information, such as details about workers' compensation benefits, the process of filing a claim, and important deadlines.
- Supervisors of union employees tend to communicate better with their direct reports and how to file for workers’ compensation than their non-union counterparts.
- Management committed to a union contract does not enjoy as much flexibility when it comes to challenging workers' compensation claims.
- Finally, union employees are not as worried about retribution from an employer as non-union workers.
Even with inherent benefits of union membership, workers who have been injured on the job can still use experienced legal assistance when it comes to filing a workers’ compensation claim. Burg Simpson Wyoming can help injured union workers:
- Get medical care.
- Better understand Wyoming workers’ compensation law requirements.
- Secure reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses.
- Bring third-party personal injury lawsuits when it is warranted.
- Fight for your rights with Wyoming workers' compensation insurance companies.
- Help you if your employer pushes back on your workers' compensation claim.
- File applications for additional Social Security benefits, if applicable.
- Understand the statute of limitations for workers' compensation claims.
Do not take too long to file your workers' compensation claim. Even if you are a union member, call the Cody, Wyoming office of Burg Simpson quickly if you have been hurt or fallen ill at work. Call us today at 307-527-7891.
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We offer injured union and non-union workers alike a free, no-obligation, initial consultation of each and every case. Fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form Here or call Burg Simpson before it is too late at 307-527-7891 so we can evaluate your case and explain your best options.