Each year, millions of employees suffer some type of injury on the job, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Center for Disease Control, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. A CBS report has shed light on those jobs more likely to lead to some form of bodily harm. Those who are injured on the job need to reach out to a dedicated Anaheim workers’ compensation attorney to protect their right to benefits.
The following are the 10 most hazardous job in the U.S.
Construction. Working on a construction site carries many risks: the “fatal four” causes of death for such employees according to OSHA are falls, electrocutions, being struck by an object, and being caught between objects, equipment, or material.
Corrections officer. With an injury rate more than 30 times that of the average American employee, corrections officers also have to deal with considerable stress over the threat of being attacked by inmates on a regular basis.
Emergency medical technicians. As first responders, EMTs are three times more likely to be hurt on the job, thanks largely to the unpredictable nature of their job. EMTs are actually victims of violence while working, an added hazard to be taken seriously.
Famers. Unbeknownst to most urban- and suburbanites, farmers have to work with potentially dangerous machinery such as combines and tractors on a frequent basis which can easily lead to serious injury and death.
Firefighters. Most would acknowledge the dangerous nature of the job firefighters routinely perform. Firefighters however are injured more often away from the “fireground” from exposure to harmful chemicals such as asbestos or other chemicals.
Nursing assistant. Having to lift and move patients is a regular part of the job and can result in strains and other injuries. Nurses and nursing assistants also report scratches and open wounds being the most serious danger on the job. Black eyes, bruising, strained muscles, and bites from patients are also common threats.
Police officer. Law enforcement has one of the highest rates of injury in America. More than 100 officers are killed on the job each year from assaults and other threats.
Taxi drivers. Particularly dangerous is driving a cab for a living. Tax drivers are 20 times more likely to be murdered on the job than the average employee.
Truck drivers. Put simply, the dramatically increased time spent on the road means the chances of being in an accident are substantially increased.
Veterinarians. The unpredictable nature of animals can make work as a veterinarian very dangerous. Veterinarians leave themselves exposed to bites and scratches quite often.
Reach out to Willyard Law if you have been hurt on the job and need help covering your bills. Call today and find out if you have a case—(855) 366-8127!