25 of the Most High-Risk Jobs in the United States

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:

  1. Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers
  2. Painters, construction and maintenance
  3. Industrial machinery installation, repair, and maintenance workers
  4. Electricians
  5. Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators
  6. Athletes, coaches, umpires, and related workers
  7. Telecommunications line installers and repairers
  8. First-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers
  9. Taxi drivers and chauffeurs
  10. Maintenance and repair workers, general
  11. Electrical power-line installers and repairers
  12. Police and sheriff’s patrol officers
  13. Construction laborers
  14. First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers
  15. Grounds maintenance workers
  16. Miscellaneous agricultural workers
  17. First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers
  18. Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers
  19. Driver/sales workers and truck drivers
  20. Structural iron and steelworkers
  21. Refuse and recyclable material collectors
  22. Roofers
  23. Aircraft pilots and flight engineers
  24. Fishers and related fishing workers
  25. 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.

At Osvaldo Rodriguez, P.C., we represent clients throughout the state of Illinois, including Chicago, Addison, Bellwood, Bensenville, Berwyn, Chicago, Cicero, Elmwood Park, Franklin Park, Maywood, Melrose Park, Northlake, and all of Cook County, Lake County, Kane County, DuPage County and Will County.

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