This is the fourth straight yearly increase since 2016.
Key findings from the 2020 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries show us that the share of Hispanic or Latino workers fatally injured on the job continued to grow, increasing to 22.5 percent (1,072 fatalities) from 20.4 percent (1,088 fatalities) in 2019.
Fatal work injuries to Hispanic and Latino workers Across Various Industries
Hispanic and Latino workers were the only publishable race and ethnicity group whose fatal injury rate rose, from 4.2 fatal work injuries per 100,000 full-time workers in 2019 to 4.5 in 2020. The fatal injury rates for White (non-Hispanic), Asian (non-Hispanic), and Black or African-American (non-Hispanic) workers all dropped from 2019 to 2020.
Fatal work injuries to Hispanic and Latino workers increased in construction and extraction occupations, building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations, and installation, maintenance, and repair occupations. Workplace deaths for all workers decreased in each of these occupations.
Texas Non-Subscribers Work Injuries
Texas Non-Subscribers are companies that have elected to go outside of the coverage and rules of the Texas Workers’ Compensation program. These companies have hired an insurance company to provide injured employees certain health and wage benefits under an ERISA Employee Benefit “PLAN”. Typically, if you don’t already understand what it means to be a Texas Non-Subscriber, you would not know whether your employer has true Texas Worker’s Compensation or, they have an Employee Benefit Plan.
Texas Non-Subscribers Companies
I am Texas work injury lawyer and for the last 19 years, I have represented injured workers including those in Non-Subscriber claims throughout Houston, Dallas, Austin, Corpus Christi, San Antonio and The Rio Grande Valley. For the first 12 years of my career, I handled work injury cases all over the country against all major railroads including Union Pacific, BNSF Railway Company, Canadian Pacific, Norfolk Southern, Canadian National, Kansas City Southern, etc.
It’s never easy to discuss legal rights when someone close has passed away unexpectedly in serious work accident. But, even in the most difficult times, it is my job as your lawyer to provide information that would allow you to make important decisions. This is especially important when the family loses a relative in work or vehicle incident. Wrongful death cases can be filed to provide financial support for certain survivors who depended on the loved one that passed away.