Workers take their safety into their own hands when they arrive at their jobs. Some jobs are far more dangerous than others, as judged by the number of annual injuries in these professions.
Construction is one of the most dangerous industries in the country. Workers are on busy job sites, often working at great heights using heavy machinery. Each year, there are between 150,000 and 200,000 construction workers who are injured on the job, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Common construction site accidents include:
- Slip and falls
- Caught-in or between accidents
- Struck-by accidents
- Scaffolding accidents
- Flying debris
- Heart attacks
In addition, the physical nature of construction work also means that an employee could suffer a repetitive stress injury. They could sustain a severe strain or a back injury that could cause them to miss substantial time from work.
Nurses and other healthcare providers are exposed to various illnesses that could make them sick. Also, healthcare workers are on their feet all day and can injure themselves while assisting patients. They may be walking through a hospital with many risks, such as slip and falls.
Since workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance system, truck drivers may still be able to claim benefits if injured in a crash. Truck drivers may suffer other injuries and health conditions from their time behind the wheel. For example, a truck driver could suffer a back injury from repeatedly sitting for an extended period.
Workers in the manufacturing industry encounter some of the same dangers that construction workers face. They expend a great deal of physical labor. Additionally, they are working with powerful and dangerous machinery that can cause debilitating injuries.
Retail workers are exposed to several hazards on the job, including:
- Slip and fall hazards
- Needing to lift heavy items to put on shelves
- Bending down to pick stuff up from the floor
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Being struck by items falling from the shelves
According to a report by AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., the average retail worker misses 24 work days because of an injury.
Why Should I Hire a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?
An experienced attorney can investigate your accident and help you with your claim if it has been denied. They may advise whether you could sue a responsible third party since you generally cannot sue your employer in exchange for workers’ compensation benefits.
Contact a Monmouth County Workers’ Compensation Lawyer at the Law Offices of Michael S. Williams for Help With Your Claim Today
If you have been hurt on the job, a Monmouth County workers’ compensation lawyer at the Law Offices of Michael S. Williams can help. We can evaluate your case. Call us at 732-351-2800 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We have offices in Tinton Falls and New Brunswick, New Jersey. We serve clients in the Shrewsbury, Tinton Falls, Middlesex County, and Monmouth County areas and throughout the state.