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Jobs with Highest Rate of Death and Injury

Posted on in Workers Compensation

Illinois injury attorneyIt is a known fact that simply by getting out of bed in the morning a person risks injury. The same can be said for those who leave the house to go to their jobs. While workers’ compensation laws are in place to protect employees who are injured on the job, the knowledge that some types of employment are far riskier than others does not stop people from seeking those dangerous jobs.

Careers That Come with Built-In Risk

Despite the knowledge that some jobs come with an inherent risk or history of high incident of injury or death, it does not dissuade some, for whatever reason, for seeking out and filling those job openings. Sometimes it is due to a family connection, sometimes out of sheer need, but whatever reason, there are individuals who willingly fill employment positions that expose them to risks of bodily harm.

  • Fishing on open water poses a terrific threat due to what can be considered severe working conditions. Do not let TV shows that present an almost heroic picture convince you differently.
  • Loggers also toil under some very dangerous working conditions and work with extremely dangerous tools.
  • Electrical powerline workers and repairmen face constant threat while on the job.
  • Airline pilots, flight engineers and other flight staff risk falling from the sky on almost a daily basis. However, statistically speaking, studies continue to show air travel to be among the safest.
  • Taxi drivers, chauffeurs and others who take to the streets on a daily basis must deal with the threat of traffic accidents, road rage, passenger violence and other unknowns.
  • Steelworkers and structural ironworkers have an office hundreds of feet off the ground. That, combined with the heavy nature of the material with which they work combine for a very dangerous work environment.
  • Ranchers and farmers work long hours with dangerous machinery and unpredictable beasts.

This brief list is meant to highlight some of the lesser known jobs that come with inherent danger. Everyone knows that first responders also place their well being on the line every day.

Consult a Knowledgeable Workplace Injury and Compensation Lawyer to Learn Your Options

Dealing with the aftermath of a job-related injury or death can be a stressful, depressing and frustrating experience. While financial relief can in no way completely erase all the suffering a victim or their family may experience, the help of an experienced Bloomingdale workers’ compensation attorney can ensure you receive the financial support, expense reimbursement and other remuneration due to the injured party. The Law Offices of David W. Clark, P.C. use a wealth of resources and experience to pursue the settlement best suited for your needs. Contact our offices by calling 630-665-5678 and schedule a free initial consultation to learn your options and receive answers to your questions.

 

Sources:

https://www.forbes.com/pictures/efkk45kifl/no-1-fishers-and-related-fishing-workers-3/#29cb8890750b

http://www.bankrate.com/finance/personal-finance/10-most-dangerous-jobs-us-1.aspx#slide=1

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