Despite the fact that they are subject to a variety of government regulations designed to ensure worker safety and that numerous oversight agencies are responsible for creating rules governing them, there are still some job sites high on the list of dangerous places to be.
While any job can have health hazards and potential dangers, it is true that some are simply more dangerous than others. Our Long Island work injury compensation lawyer knows about the risks inherent to various occupations and helps you seek compensation if you were injured on the job.
What Are the Most Dangerous Jobs?
According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, here are some of the most dangerous jobs in the country:
– Loggers, who need to stay clear of falling trees, operate sharp cutting equipment and work in rugged terrain each day.
– Construction laborers, who use dangerous equipment, power tools and often work at great heights.
– Farmers, ranchers and agricultural managers, who work around heavy and potentially dangerous equipment, in addition to handling huge animals.
– Drivers and sales workers, as well as truck drivers, who face a variety of road-related hazards, in addition to the dangers associated with fatigue.
– Fishers and fishery workers, who work on rough seas, handle heavy and dangerous equipment and have a very high risk of drowning.
– Roofers, who perform heavy labor at heights and may often work in extreme heat, which poses additional health hazards.
– Iron and steel workers, who deal with heavy equipment, hot metals and work at heights.
– Refuse and recyclable material collectors, who encounter traffic hazards during their work, handle heavy and dangerous equipment as well as hazardous materials on a daily basis.
– Electrical power line installers and repairers, who work at extreme heights and are around high voltage on a regular basis.
If you have suffered a work-related injury, our Long Island Workers’ Compensation lawyer can help you obtain the financial compensation that you are entitled to.
Contact Our Long Island Workers’ Compensation Lawyer for Help
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