Being injured on the job is an unfortunate reality for anyone who works in a risky occupation. Certain jobs may carry some serious threats and according to research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Careercast.com, there are several key jobs that consistently make the top list of most dangerous jobs in 2016 and this trend is expected to continue through to 2017.
Construction workers are near the top of the list for most dangerous jobs. Working with heights and heavy equipment also means they have the highest fatality and injury rate for all jobs. Emergency medical technicians also made the list and farmers as well due to significant on the job injuries. Additionally, anyone who drives as a regular part of their job may be facing significant injuries. The National Safety Council reported that more than 38,000 individuals were killed last year on roads across the United States and another 4.4 million sustained injuries that required medical consultations.
Whether you’re a tractor trailer truck driver or a taxi driver, both of these jobs made the list for most risky in 2016. If you have recently been injured on the job you may need the insight of an experienced California workers’ compensation attorney.
Filing a legal claim to recover your benefits does not always necessarily mean that you will recover them in full the first time you apply. Having an attorney to assist you through this process can give you a great deal of peace of mind. Consult with a California workers’ compensation attorney today.