Atlanta, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/05/2016 -- Darwin F. Johnson, a work lawyer serving Athens, GA and nearby areas, compiled a brief rundown of statistics pertaining to on-the-job police officer injuries. The write-up delves into assaults, stress injuries, car accidents and other general information about the dangers faced by the police while they are at work.
According to Johnson, there are over 57,000 assaults committed against officers across the United States annually. Of those assaults, just over 100 are fatal, and about 15,000 lead to injuries. Johnson also noted that numbers are down from previous recent eras, but are still too high.
Another major cause of police officer injury is stress. Citing a study in the Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease, Johnson said that out of 262 traumatized police officers who were evaluated, seven percent of them suffered from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and 34 percent showed "posttraumatic stress symptoms." While that study is now several years old, Johnson said that the numbers are similar today.
Car accidents rank among the highest causes of injuries for police officers. In 2014, 10 officers were fatally injured as a result of being struck by vehicle in the United States, and 32 were killed in car crashes. Between 2005 and 2014, 548 officers were fatally injured in car-related incidents in the United States.
There were more statistics available in Johnson's article, which can be found on his website. Those in search of lawyers for workers' comp related counseling in Macon, GA and surrounding areas can visit Darwin F. Johnson's website, or call 404-692-6482 to learn more and schedule a complimentary consultation.
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