If you suffered from a workplace injury, you may deserve compensation. In the U.S., most jobs can result in some kind of injury. There are some businesses, however, that stand out above the rest.
According to USA Today, the most dangerous jobs tend to involve the use of heavy machinery.
Logging may be the most dangerous job in the U.S. There are about 100 fatal injuries per every 100,000 workers in the industry. Loggers not only workaround heavy trees, but they also work with dangerous tools such as chainsaws. The remote nature of logging puts loggers at a disadvantage when it comes to medical help.
Truckers are a part of one of the largest industries in the economy. Since truckers spend so much time on the road, most injuries are reported occurring because of motor vehicle accidents. However, heavy lifting may also contribute to the injuries.
Construction zones are among the most dangerous environments. Not only are there people working at heights, but heavy equipment can also increase the risk. Construction injuries often occur because of falls from a height or falling objects.
In 2018, the fishing industry had the highest rate of fatal injuries. Commercial fishing involves physical work in a hazardous environment. Slipper decks, nets and extreme weather contribute to the rate of injury. In addition, most fishers work in remote areas where access to hospitals and medical assistance may be difficult.
To protect against workplace injuries, administrators and officers of companies with high rates of injury need to take extra steps to protect their employees.