Fatal injuries on the job can be devastating for the family members of the loved one who is lost but also raise risks and questions for those employed by that same company or in the same industry. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries looks at professions that have a minimum employment of 50,000 workers to identify the 25 most dangerous jobs as associated with fatalities.
Sadly, on the job fatalities have risen in recent years representing a 9% increase over a 5 year period. Some jobs, however, are more dangerous than others. One of the most dangerous jobs is logging, which is 33 times more dangerous than the average job in the United States.
Sadly, another statistic associated with these deadly jobs is a lower rate of pay. Many of the most dangerous jobs as categorized in this study have salaries that are below the annual mean wage of $53,490.
Those companies that hire workers in the most dangerous job categories often have significant workers compensation insurance premiums as a result. The categories most recently listed as dangerous include:
- Flight engineers and aircraft pilots
- Those working in oil, gas and mining
- Garbage collectors
Do you work in a dangerous occupation and have you recently sustained an injury on the job? You need to consult with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer to ensure that you receive the benefits you are entitled to.
Our San Francisco workers’ comp lawyer will help you navigate the process of recovering benefits.