While every job has risks, there is no doubt that some professions are more dangerous than others. Below, we discuss the jobs with the highest injury rates.
According to the National Safety Council (NSC), the top five jobs with the largest number of workplace injuries resulting in days away from work include the following:
- Emergency responders
- Transportation and shipping workers
- Manufacturing and production workers
- Installation and maintenance workers
- Construction workers
While many work injuries are mild, some can put a worker out of action for weeks, months, or even years. This can cause the injured worker to amount hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills, lost wages, and more.
In the wake of a devastating work injury, it’s important to know that you have rights. In the case of nearly every work injury, you may recover funds through your employer’s workers’ compensation plan. These funds can help you pay for the following damages:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
Additionally, there are less common situations in which you may recover compensation from a third party that caused your accident. One example of this is if you were operating heavy machinery that had an inherent design or manufacturing defect, and this defect caused your accident. Then, the product’s manufacturer may be held liable for damages through a product liability claim.
At DiPasquale Moore, our Kansas City and Topeka personal injury attorneys can help you sort through the legal issues while you focus on getting better. We’re here to help you through this difficult time.
Contact DiPasquale Moore at (888) 743-1030 to schedule a free consultation.