What Industries Have the Most Wrongful Death Claims?

Some industries are much more dangerous for workers than others. When workers die on the job, survivors may sue if negligence contributed to the death. So, what industries have the most wrongful death claims? It’s probably no surprise that construction tops the list. Others include transportation and warehousing, agriculture and fishing, and mining and extraction.


The number of annual deaths in construction is truly alarming. In a recent year, there were 1,069 fatal work injuries. Construction sites are rife with hazards. Workers can fall from heights, be injured by heavy equipment, and face numerous other risks. If you lost a family member, a construction accident lawyer can investigate the reason and advise you about filing a wrongful death claim.

Transportation and Warehousing

Transportation and warehousing follows closely after construction in fatal accidents. For the same reported year as construction, 1,053 people died. Motor vehicle accidents, falls, being struck by forklifts and other equipment are some of the main causes of fatalities. If safety regulations were not observed, employers can be held liable for worker deaths.

Agriculture and Fishing

There is a lot of room for improvement when it comes to agricultural safety. Hundreds die from tractor rollovers and other hazards. Fishing claims dozens of lives each year, statistics show. If negligence by employers or third parties is the cause, survivors can sue for compensation.

Mining and Extraction

Coal mining is an especially risky business in the mining industry. Cave-ins, fires, and poisonous gas exposure are not uncommon. When it comes to oil and gas extraction, being crushed or caught between equipment accounts for three out of five on-site fatalities. Employers who do not take safety seriously at the risk of lives should be held accountable.

Contact Our Compassionate Attorneys to Seek Justice for Your Loved One

If your family member died due to workplace negligence, we will counsel you about your legal options. Contact The Stoddard Firm at 470-467-2200 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyer.

Attorney Matt Stoddard

Atlanta Personal Injury LawyerMatt Stoddard is a professional, hardworking, ethical advocate. He routinely faces some of the nation’s largest companies and some of the world’s largest insurers – opponents who have virtually unlimited resources. In these circumstances, Mr. Stoddard is comfortable. Mr. Stoddard provides his strongest efforts to his clients, and he devotes the firm’s significant financial resources to presenting the strongest case possible on their behalf. Matt understands that his clients must put their trust in him. That trust creates an obligation for Matt to work tirelessly on their behalf, and Matt Stoddard does not take that obligation lightly. [ Attorney Bio ]

TBI Claims and Your Insurance Case Manager: Know Your Rights

Following a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you may be eligible for an insurance claim that pays for many of the expenses and care you need for your recovery. Overcoming the symptoms of a TBI can take years or even a lifetime. Worse, you may not have the tools to do this alone, which is what a case manager is here for. Unfortunately, you may worry that your insurance case manager is not respec...