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The Top Job Categories for Workers’ Comp Claims

Erwin, McCane & Daly | Thursday, July 30, 2015

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Workplace injuries can happen in any type of job; from construction to desk work to field sales. However, there are some job categories that see a higher rate of injuries and workers’ compensation claims than others. Regardless of the industry you are in, if you suffer from an injury or illness related to your job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits and should speak with an attorney to discuss your eligibility.

Top 5 Most Injury-Prone Job Categories

The Bureau of Labor Statistics creates a national census every few years that assesses the injury and fatality rate per industry. The top five job categories with the highest rate of injury include:

  1. Construction - According to 2013 statistics, construction-related jobs (from masonry work to building construction to specialty trades) see the highest numbers of job-related injuries, illnesses and deaths. This group includes roofers and specialty tradesmen that construct and/or repair structures.
  2. Logging - Loggers have numerous dangers in their jobs, from falling trees to dangerous cutting equipment and treacherous terrains. They are listed as among the most dangerous industries to work in.
  3. Electrical - From power-line installers to repair technicians to electrical contractors, the risk for injury is high in this industry.
  4. Agricultural and Farming - The farming and agricultural industries a large numbers of job-related injuries and illnesses. From heavy machinery to toxic substances, there is high potential for a workers’ compensation claim in this field.
  5. Manufacturing - Manufacturing has millions of workers in the United States operating dangerous equipment on a day-to-day basis. The beverage and metal manufacturing industries are by far the most injury-prone, while computer and electronic manufacturing typically see fewer injuries.

Regardless of the industry you are in; if you have a workplace injury, contact a workers’ compensation attorney. The attorneys at Erwin, McCane & Daly can assist you with your claim and help you explore your options for compensation.

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