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Does Your Job Put You at Greater Risk of Personal Injury?

Personal injury on the job can happen in any industry, in any type of workplace. However, there are some lines of work where personal injury is much more common. USA Today ranked America’s top 25 most accident-prone jobs from most dangerous to less dangerous based on research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The results might surprise you! Is your job on the list?

  1. Logging Workers
  2. Fishers and Related Fishing Workers
  3. Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers
  4. Roofers
  5. Refuse and Recyclable Material Workers
  6. Structural Iron and Steel Workers
  7. Drivers, Delivery Workers, and Truck Drivers
  8. Farmers, Ranchers, and Agricultural Managers
  9. First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
  10. Other Agricultural Workers
  11. Grounds Maintenance Workers
  12. First Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
  13. Construction Laborers
  14. Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers
  15. Electrical Power Line Installers and Repairers
  16. Maintenance and Repair Workers
  17. Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
  18. First Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers
  19. Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
  20. Athletes, Couches, Umpires, and Related Workers
  21. Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
  22. Electricians
  23. Industrial Machinery Installation, Repair, and Maintenance Workers
  24. Painters in Construction and Maintenance
  25. Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 

What Makes These Jobs So Dangerous?

As a personal injury law firm, we’ve seen that many workplace accidents are caused by someone else – either intentionally or through negligence. The nature of some of these jobs makes it easier to see why some types of workers are more at risk of personal injury on the job. For example, police officers regularly put themselves in dangerous situations to carry out the responsibilities of their jobs. For police officers, the majority of workplace injuries and deaths are the results of intentional violence.

Other workers, such as loggers or truck drivers are more likely to be injured on the job because of an accident or another person’s negligence. Roadway accidents account for the majority of personal injury cases, and often these vehicle accidents are the results of another driver’s negligence.

How Can You Decrease Your Risk of Accidents on the Job?

Do you see your industry or future career goals on the list? That shouldn’t necessarily cause you to switch careers or plans. Even logging – the most dangerous job on the list resulted in a fatal injury rate of only 132 per 100,000 workers, reports CNBC. In contrast, working in industries that are considered safer can still put you at risk of personal injury. Getting into a car is perhaps the most dangerous thing most of us do on a daily basis. Nearly 37,500 Americans died in car accidents in 2016. USA Today notes that travel is also the most dangerous aspect of many of the jobs on this list.

The best thing you can do to protect yourself on the job or during your commute is to practice safe habits such as getting enough sleep, avoiding distractions while driving or operating machinery, and helping those around you stay educated on safety as drivers and workers.

What Happens if You’re Injured Because of Someone Else’s Negligence?

If you or a loved one has been injured on the job in Jackson, MS, an experienced personal injury attorney can help fight for the compensation you’re entitled to under the law. You deserve justice. After seeking medical help, get legal help! Contact The Heilman Law Group by calling 601-914-1025 or contacting us online.

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