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Wisconsin personal injury attorney, Wisconis wrongful death lawyer, Wisconsin car crashe lawyerAutomobile accidents can be deadly when two automobiles are involved. When pedestrians are involved in automobile accidents, their injuries tend to be serious, and more often than not they lead to death.

Recently, a pedestrian was involved in accident caused by the automobile driver. The pedestrian was crossing the street when the automobile driver fatally hit him. Although these accidents are often devastating, they happen too frequently here in Wisconsin. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation in 2012, there were over 118,000 automobile accidents and 1,273 accidents involving pedestrians. As a result of those accidents, over 1,200 pedestrians suffered injuries while another 35 pedestrians were killed.

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Wisconsin accident attorney, Wisconsin workers comp lawyer, Wisconsin injury lawyerRegardless where a construction site is located, whether it is at a commercial building, private home or an interstate, it is usually a dangerous place to be. Construction work is dangerous because it is physically demanding and it is often performed outside, where workers are exposed to the natural elements. The terrain is not always even, weather is unpredictable and, very often, construction workers change surroundings frequently—they rarely work in the same place for extended periods of time. These factors alone can increase the likelihood of a construction-related injury.

According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the four leading causes of injury or death at the worksite across the United States involve falling, being struck by various objects, electrocutions and getting caught between structures or equipment. In the private sector alone, there were over 3,900 work-related deaths in a single year. Approximately 796 of those deaths were related to construction accidents and the leading causes identified above. The largest majority of construction-related deaths occurred due to falls.

In Wisconsin, there are over 95,000 citizens employed as construction workers. For every 100 full-time construction workers, 5.2 will sustain an injury or illness on the job. As recent as February 2015, a Milwaukee construction worker was killed in a construction accident involving construction equipment.

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