Being injured in a workplace accident is a risk that everyone takes regardless of your occupation. Men and women, it turns out, face different risks in the workplace, largely because men tend to work in some of the riskiest jobs.
A man who has trained for a particular career and then suffers a life-changing injury on the job may feel as though recovery is impossible. Filing a workers’ comp claim to help with lost wages and some of the medical costs is a necessity for most people hurt in the course of their employment. Being aware of the risks and the best way to proceed with a legitimate claim is important for all employees.
There is no doubt that certain occupations carry a higher level of risk than others and these can lead to catastrophic injuries on the job, if the employer is not careful about implementing safety practices. A recent study identified the most dangerous jobs for men to work in. There were more than 4,800 fatal work injuries in 2015, excluding the armed forces. Ten industries, in particular, saw the highest rates of deaths for every 100,000 full time workers and the majority of these jobs are completed by men, therefore, making them the most dangerous jobs for men. The most dangerous jobs from least serious to most serious include:
- Landscaping supervisors
- Electrical power line repairers and installers
- Ranchers and farmers
- Truck drivers
- Steel and structural iron workers
- Recyclable and refuse material collectors
- Flight engineers and aircraft pilots
- Fishing and fishing employees
- Logging workers
If you or someone you know has recently been catastrophically injured in an accident caused by a dangerous work environment, this could lead you to a file a workers’ compensation claim. Filing a timely workers’ compensation claim enables you to recover maximum compensation for your injuries. If you or someone you know has already been hurt, you cannot afford to wait to file your claim, or to consult with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. Time is of the essence when initiating a workers’ compensation claim because your ability to recover may depend on the compensation you’ll receive.