Are you a professional or tradesperson in the San Diego area? You’re probably used to hearing about workplace safety, but are you really at serious risk of being injured in an accident on the job? Personal injury on the job can happen in any industry. However, there are some lines of work where personal injury is much more common. USA Today ranked America’s top 25 most dangerous jobs from most dangerous to less dangerous based on research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, with #1 being the most dangerous. Take a look, is your industry on the list?

  1. Logging Workers
  2. Fishers and Related Fishing Workers
  3. Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers
  4. Roofers
  5. Refuse and Recyclable Material Workers
  6. Structural Iron and Steel Workers
  7. Drivers, Delivery Workers, and Truck Drivers
  8. Farmers, Ranchers, and Agricultural Managers
  9. First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
  10. Other Agricultural Workers
  11. Grounds Maintenance Workers
  12. First Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
  13. Construction Laborers
  14. Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers
  15. Electrical Power Line Installers and Repairers
  16. Maintenance and Repair Workers
  17. Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
  18. First Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers
  19. Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
  20. Athletes, Couches, Umpires, and Related Workers
  21. Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
  22. Electricians
  23. Industrial Machinery Installation, Repair, and Maintenance Workers
  24. Painters in Construction and Maintenance
  25. Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 

What If Your Job Is On the List?

Don’t panic if you see your industry or future career goals on the list! Even logging – the most dangerous job on the list resulted in a fatal injury rate of only 132 per 100,000 workers, reports CNBC. In contrast, working in industries that are considered safer doesn’t remove your risk of personal injury. Getting into a car is perhaps the most dangerous thing most of us do on a daily basis.

You are probably already aware of the risks associated with your job, and have already accepted them. For example, violence accounts for the majority of workplace injuries and deaths in the police force because police officers regularly put themselves in dangerous situations involving other people to carry out the responsibilities of their jobs. Other workers, such as loggers or electricians are more likely to be injured on the job because of an accident or another person’s negligence. For roofers, structural iron and steelworkers, painters, repair workers, falls accounted for at least one-third of deadly accidents in 2016. Often in industries like construction, the tools of the trade are the biggest threat to worker safety.

But in almost every workplace injury, the accident can be traced back to someone’s negligence. A personal injury attorney can help you understand whose negligence caused you harm and how to get justice.

If you or a loved one has been injured on the job in San Diego, let an experienced personal injury attorney help fight for the compensation you’re entitled to under the law.