We all know that some jobs are more dangerous than others, but do we know what the most dangerous jobs are in the United States?
Well, according to this article from thestreet.com, these 13 jobs are the most dangerous when it comes to fatalities per workers:
- Logging Workers
- Fishing Workers
- Aircraft Pilots
- Roofing Workers
- Metal Workers
- Truck Drivers
- Agricultural Workers
- Trash and Recycling Workers
- Grounds Workers/Maintenance Workers/Laborers
- Police Officers
- Electrical/Powerline Workers
Many of the jobs there are expected, but at Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP, we know that all workers have the potential for injuries. Many of the injuries that workers sustain are not life-threatening, but they can affect a person’s ability to earn an income.
Do you know where to turn if you sustain a work injury that was caused by someone else’s negligence or poor working conditions?
When you need an El Centro work injury attorney, we are standing by, ready to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
We know that workplace injuries are not rare. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were nearly three million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported in 2016.
We recognize that many of these injuries are minor and result in a few lost work days, but some work injuries are major and they may not always be the type of injuries you associate with the workplace.
We all know that people get injured with workplace traumas. Often, this comes in the form of falls, tool injuries, cuts from knives, vehicle accidents, getting struck by objects, etc.
Usually, these injuries are covered by workers’ compensation because they have a direct work cause. Other injuries that are caused by the workplace may not be as easy to pinpoint on happening because of work events.
Repetitive stress injuries, like carpal tunnel syndrome, are very common in the workplace. They happen over longer periods of time when a worker performs the same motions over and over again, often straining certain muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Since the symptoms manifest more slowly, these claims often get denied. We want to note that these injuries can be debilitating and can keep a person from performing their job.
Mental health illnesses often develop because of work causes. Many people in high-stress jobs develop depression, anxiety, and even PTSD. These illnesses should be taken seriously and covered by workers’ compensation insurance.
What You Can Do Now
We know that work injuries can severely impact your life. Not only can they cause medical expenses to pile up, but you can experience lost income if you are unable to work. Some people even lose their jobs for reporting an injury. At Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP, we will help you fight back. There is no reason for you or your family to suffer financially due to someone else’s mistake.