National Study on Workplace Injury, Death | NH Accident Attorney
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' National Census of Fatal Occupation Injuries there were 5,071 fatal work injuries in 2008. The good news is that this number is over 7% less than it was in 2007 and a full 13% lower than in 2006.
Still, it is evident that workers across New Hampshire and America are losing their lives or being seriously injured every day at work. Are you at risk for an on the job injury? The BLS also looked at which jobs were the most dangerous.
Transportation related injuries are highest across every field. Last year over 40% of worker deaths were transportation related. Transportation accidents include any type of transportation including airplane crashes, train accidents and highway incidents. Construction workers are particularly susceptible to highway related accidents.
The most dangerous jobs in America include:
- Fishing workers
- Logging workers
- Aircraft pilots
These three occupations top the list of most dangerous jobs in the United States.
The study also showed that men accounted for 92.7% of workplace fatalities though women were much more likely to die from on-the-job homicide.
Even if you are not in one of the high risk categories being injured at work is all too common. If you have been injured while on the job please contact an attorney at Van Dorn & Curitss today for your free consultation. We are passionate about helping you fight for and win your workers compensation claim.