In spite of safety standards put in place by the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), workers still suffer work-related injuries. An article in USA Today provided a list of the 25 most high-risk jobs in the United States. Is your job on the list?
The 25 Most High-Risk Jobs
People employed in the following occupations are more likely to be injured or killed at work:
- Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers
- Painters, construction and maintenance
- Industrial machinery installation, repair, and maintenance workers
- Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators
- Athletes, coaches, umpires, and related workers
- Telecommunications line installers and repairers
- First-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers
- Taxi drivers and chauffeurs
- Maintenance and repair workers, general
- Electrical power-line installers and repairers
- Police and sheriff’s patrol officers
- Construction laborers
- First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers
- Grounds maintenance workers
- Miscellaneous agricultural workers
- First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers
- Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers
- Driver/sales workers and truck drivers
- Structural iron and steelworkers
- Refuse and recyclable material collectors
- Aircraft pilots and flight engineers
- Fishers and related fishing workers
- Logging workers
On-the-job injuries range from falls to overexertion to being struck by an object. The most common injury for one occupation — police and sheriff’s patrol officers – is intentional injury by another person.
No matter what job you have, you may be injured or develop an occupational illness because of your work conditions.
Injured at a High-Risk or Low-Risk Job?
You may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Talk to Osvaldo Rodriguez, an experienced Illinois workers’ compensation lawyer, for an honest assessment of your case. To schedule your free initial consultation, or just ask a question, call us at 708-716-3441 or fill out the form on the Contact Us page.
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