Latino workers have been found to have the highest risk when it comes to being injured at their place of work. This is partially due to the fact that minority groups, such as Latinos, make up a large portion of our nation’s physical labor force. Construction, roofing, and other physically tasking jobs have the highest rates of injury. This leads to more injured Latinos than any other racial group.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , Hispanic and Latino men suffer the largest amount of fatal injuries at work, notably in the construction industry. In 2015 alone, over 900 Hispanic or Latino workers were fatally injured, marking a 12% increase from the previous year. Hispanic women aren’t much better off. Most injuries and fatalities are found in cleaning and housekeeping jobs, sales occupations, and maintenance. Fighting for compensation can be difficult in these cases, but every worker deserves justice. That’s why experienced legal counsel is so important. Arguably, we see such a rise in minority groups working high-risk jobs due to lack of educational opportunities and financial ability.
An unfortunate problem we see in our country is a low number of these at-work injuries are reported. This leads to problems for many Latino families in our nation who rely on members of their family to provide income through their physically demanding jobs. Whenever a worker suffers an injury that inhibits their ability to work, they miss out on important wages that they need in order to provide financial support to their loved ones. This should not be a fear or problem for any hard working family. Attorney Beverly R. Caruthers has decades of experience representing injured workers throughout the Greater Houston area. She understands how often minority groups are not heard, and therefore miss out on their chance at getting justice.
Many Latino workers have expressed a fear of reporting injuries due to their status in America. Just because you are not a citizen does not automatically mean you are not eligible for financial compensation, Discussing your case with a knowledgeable attorney can help ensure you are exploring all options for financial assistance and justice. Do not go through this overwhelming and difficult time alone, instead reach out for the helo you need.
Do not let an at-work injury dictate your life. Ensure you are able to provide for your family with the legal representation of Attorney Caruthers. In our economy every dollar counts, and medical bills along with missing wages due to injury add up quickly for families. Whenever you are put in a situation where you or someone you love is unable to work due to an injury received while working, contact our law office for a free consultation regarding your case.
Beverly R. Caruthers proudly serves and defends the Greater Houston area including but not limited to Baytown, Conroe, Crosby, Humble, Huntsville, Lake Jackson, Missouri City, Pasadena, Spring, Tomball. If you need legal representation following an incident with a commercial vehicle don’t hesitate to contact Beverly R. Caruthers Law Office!