April 28, 2016 is International Workers’ Memorial Day, a day to honor the workers around the world who have died or suffered injuries on the job. Established in 1970 by the AFL-CIO, the goal is to raise awareness of the many health and safety issues that workers face around the globe and to promote campaigns and organizations fighting for workplace safety improvements.
April 28th also marks the day that the U.S. Department of Labor established OSHA, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, in 1971. OSHA sets and enforces national health and safety standards for men and women across the country. In 2014, 4,679 workers died on the job in the United States. This figure does not include the 50,000 more who die each year from other work-related diseases such as toxic chemical exposure.
Leonard Sciolla works for injured workers and for the families of workers killed on the job to maximize workers’ compensation benefits available to them. If someone is directly responsible for your workplace injury, our attorneys can pursue a personal injury claim for additional compensation for your pain and suffering. For all workers’ compensation claims and questions, contact Greg Sciolla in our New Jersey office at (856) 273-6679 or call (215) 567-1530 for Christopher Fleming or Michael Tinari in our Philadelphia office.
Published April 27, 2016