Every job has its risks. Even sitting in a cubicle can lead to repetitive stress injuries or another type of unforeseeable accident.
Some jobs, however, do present a higher risk of injury for workers. When you work in one of these professions, it is important that you stay informed of your rights to workers' compensation in the event of an injury.
With more than 30 years of experience handling workers' compensation claims, lawyer Cliff Eley has seen injuries in all lines of work. He can help you understand your legal options and protect your rights if you suffer an injury in a work accident.
To discuss workers' compensation and how it may apply in your case, email us or call us at 720-644-8759. We offer free initial consultations.
Jobs With A Higher Risk Of Injury
Some high-risk occupations for workers' compensation injuries include:
- Construction workers: Falls from scaffolding, ladders and roofs are among the most common accidents involving construction workers. There are also many other dangers on construction sites, including dangerous equipment and falling debris.
- Health care workers: Nurses and other health care workers are often injured on the job. Many of these injuries involve back injuries from lifting patients.
- Loggers: Logging is one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States. Working with dangerous equipment and being out of range of most cellphone signals puts loggers at high risk of serious injury.
- Manufacturing workers: Injuries to machine operators are common in manufacturing settings, as are other types of injuries.
- Miners: From cave-ins and shaft collapses to carbon monoxide poisoning, workers in the mining industry face a high-risk environment.
- Drivers, pilots and flight engineers: Whether in trucking or delivery, individuals who drive for a living are at high risk of serious injury. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 40 percent of work fatalities involved transportation accidents in 2010. This includes highway accidents and aircraft incidents.
- Ranchers and farmers: The equipment used by farmers and ranchers, from threshers to wheel loaders, puts these workers at a risk of injury.
- Law enforcement and emergency services: Police officers, EMTs and firefighters put their lives on the line for our protection, safety and health. They place themselves at risk of work injuries in dangerous situations, from building collapses and fires to situations involving gun violence and outbreaks.
Contact An Attorney In Denver About Workers' Compensation And High-Risk Occupations
If you or a loved one suffered an injury in a high-risk profession, we can help you secure workers' compensation benefits. Contact our firm by calling 720-644-8759 or email us to schedule a free case evaluation.