The Top 10 Deadliest Jobs in America
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports there were over 4,300 fatal workplace injuries in 2012. An additional three million non-fatal injuries occurred at workplaces in that same year.
2012 saw the second lowest number of fatal workplace injuries since the BLS began collecting data. However, nearly 4,500 fatally injured workers is hardly cause for celebration.
Is Your Workplace Safe?
According to the BLS, the 10 deadliest jobs in America are:
- Commercial fishing
- Aircraft piloting and engineering
- Iron and structural steel work
- Refuse and recyclable collection
- Power line installation and repairs
- Truck driving
- Farming, ranching, and agricultural management
- Construction labor
These jobs all come with increased risk for serious personal injury and death, but not all of them are required to be covered by workers’ compensation.
When you are injured or a loved one is killed on the job, you need an experienced attorney on your side to help ensure you are awarded full compensation. No matter if compensation is sought through a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, you’ll want an attorney on your side who is prepared to take your case as far as needed to see you get the justice you deserve.
If you live in Vermont or New Hampshire and have been injured on the job, please contact the Law Offices of Van Dorn & Curtiss to schedule your free consultation.