With years spent representing San Diego residents injured both on and off work, We understand the dangers present in all manner of workplaces and also that some lines of work feature more hazards than others. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there was an average of 118 injuries per 10,000 full-time workers in 2010. While injuries range from minor trauma that is quickly recovered from to fatality-causing injuries, every worker is in danger of suffering some form of injury during his or her career. But what jobs have a greater likelihood of injuring employees?
To stay as safe as possible, San Diego workers must understand the dangers of the professions they work in or are considering joining. Some of the most dangerous jobs commonly found in and around the San Diego area include:
- Fishing Work: High injury and fatality rate due to harsh weather conditions and heavy equipment that can cause serious injuries during an accident.
- Truck Driving: Long driving hours and grueling schedules put drivers at a higher likelihood of a crash, which is often much more devastating than a normal car accident.
- Industrial Repair: Working with malfunctioning heavy equipment can cause unexpected accidents affecting repair workers attempting to fix the machine.
- Construction: Unfinished structures, heavy machinery, dangerous equipment, large motor vehicles, and high work zones can easily cause an accident that is severe in nature.
- Electrical Installation/Repair: Working with electrical equipment can electrocute a worker during an accident, equipment malfunction, or co-worker mistake.
Work injuries are common, but thankfully workers’ compensation can help an injury victim recover from their trauma and not suffer the financial consequences of being unable to work. Unfortunately, compensation is often denied for valid claims. San Diego workers’ compensation attorney can aid you in your search for proper injury compensation. For a free consultation on your case, contact us.