Top 4 BigLaw Workplace Injuries

So, I was enjoying my latest issue of must-read Tulsa World with a cup of coffee last week when I noticed a short article about an entrepreneur who started a mobile app after his father fell from an oil derrick and was killed when his safety harness snapped.

As a litigator who does a good deal of employment-related work, that piece also nicely dovetailed with my review of a bar chart known as the Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index – a chart of the top 10 most disabling workplace injuries, like #4 — “struck by object or equipment,” or #5 — “other exertions or bodily reactions.”

What if there was a central place — a BigLaw app, where BigLaw workplace incidents, “close calls,” and substandard conditions could be reported in real time – we could get a more complete picture of the varying degrees of safety risks at BigLaw.

And don’t kid yourself — there are plenty.

Anyway, I took a wild guess as to what the top 4 Biglaw workplace injuries might be — and wrote an Above The Law post which you can read here.

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Richard Cohen

Richard Cohen

Richard B. Cohen is a partner in the New York City office of FisherBroyles, LLP, a national law firm. Richard Cohen has litigated and arbitrated complex corporate, commercial and employment disputes for more than 35 years, and is a trusted advisor to business owners and in-house counsel both in the United States and internationally. His clients have included Fortune 100 companies, domestic and foreign commercial and investment banks, Pacific-rim corporations and real estate development companies, as well as start-up businesses throughout the United States. Email Richard at [email protected]