Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Workplace Violence

The horrific murders of a TV news reporter and photographer during a live broadcast last week have sparked a national conversation about the issue of violence in the workplace. The shooter was a former reporter with the Virginia news team and, during his two-year employment there, had gathered a reputation for clashing with coworkers. When the station fired him in 2013, he caused enough of a scene that the police were called to escort him out. Every year, tens of thousands of U.S. workers are seriously injured in violent workplace incidents; and an average of more than 400 people are victims of workplace homicide, making it the fourth leading cause of fatal workplace injury after motor vehicle crashes, slips and falls, and contact with objects and equipment. For women, the numbers are even more alarming homicide is the second leading cause of death in the workplace. According to the most recent data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 22% of fatal workplace injuries to women w

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