Personal injury lawyer warns of 10 deadliest jobs and other unsafe work environments
Thousands of workers die from injuries inflicted at work each year. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), 4,405 workers died on the job in 2013. Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA said that “making a living shouldn’t have to cost you your life. Safe jobs happen because employers make the choice to fulfill their responsibilities to protect their workers.”
MSN News recently published America’s 10 Deadliest Jobs. The job with the highest fatality rate according to that list is Loggers. This is the 2nd year that loggers have topped the list of fatal jobs.
Here is the complete list of America’s 10 Deadliest Jobs, 2013
1. Logging Workers
2. Fishers And Related Fishing Workers
3. Aircraft Pilots And Flight Engineers
5. Refuse And Recyclable Material Collectors
6. Mining Machine Operators
7. Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers
8. Farmers, Ranchers, And Other Agricultural Managers
9. Electrical Power-Line Installers And Repairers
10. Construction Laborers
According to MSN, the greatest numbers of work fatalities in 2013 were caused by transportation accidents, which accounted for 40% of all work-related deaths. OSHA reported that fatal transportation incidents accounted for about 2 out of every 5 fatal work injuries in 2013. Of the 1,740 transportation-related fatal injuries, nearly 3 out of every 5 were roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicles.
Forbes Magazine reported that although firefighter is not among the 10 occupations with the highest fatality rate, fatal work injuries among firefighters increased significantly in 2013 to 53 from 18 in 2013. This is contributed to several major incidents, including the Yarnell Hill wildfires in Arizona, in which 19 firefighters lost their lives.
If you have been injured on the job or have developed a work-related illness, the Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve. Workers’ Compensation benefits are designed to cover most injuries or illnesses directly related to your job. Workers’ Compensation could help cover a portion of your lost wages, medical care, and rehab, and also provide benefits for permanent debilitating injuries and even death benefits to dependents.
If you or a loved one has been injured at work, act quickly. You may lose the right to Workers’ Compensation benefits if you do not report the injury within certain time frames set by law. Call the personal injury lawyers at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys today at 855-866-5529.
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