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?
- Logging Workers
- Fishers and Related Fishing Workers
- Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers
- Refuse and Recyclable Material Workers
- Structural Iron and Steel Workers
- Drivers, Delivery Workers, and Truck Drivers
- Farmers, Ranchers, and Agricultural Managers
- First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
- Other Agricultural Workers
- Grounds Maintenance Workers
- First Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
- Construction Laborers
- Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers
- Electrical Power Line Installers and Repairers
- Maintenance and Repair Workers
- Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
- First Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers
- Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
- Athletes, Couches, Umpires, and Related Workers
- Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
- Industrial Machinery Installation, Repair, and Maintenance Workers
- Painters in Construction and Maintenance
- 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.