Which Professions Have the Most Workplace Injuries?
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The Most Dangerous Occupations in the United States

While all professions have a certain degree of risk, some are notoriously unsafe for workers. Industries like construction and transportation routinely rank as having some of the most dangerous workplaces in the United States. Still, they are not always the ones with the highest number of injuries. 

At The Law Office of Javier Martinez, Jr., P.C., we represent individuals who have been seriously injured at work. Our El Paso and Las Cruces work injury lawyers, will help you understand your rights and fight to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact us online or call (915) 759-8665 to discuss your workers’ comp case. All consultations are free and confidential.

Professions with Most Workplace Injuries

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics keeps detailed information about injuries, illnesses, and fatalities in the workplace. It tracks data on the most dangerous professions based on the total number of injuries and fatalities annually. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the following occupations have the highest number of nonfatal injuries and illnesses:

  • Laborers and freight, stock and material movers
  • Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers
  • Janitors and cleaners
  • Nursing assistants
  • Maintenance and repair workers

If you are injured at work, you need to speak with a qualified workers’ comp lawyer. Depending on the situation, you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries. However, without the help of an attorney, you may not get the recovery you deserve. 

Occupations with the Most Fatalities

Unfortunately, many occupations are dangerous because employers fail to follow state and federal safety guidelines. Whether it is a lack of training, supervision, or safety gear, the results can be devastating.

Occupations with the highest number of fatal injuries include:

  • Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers
  • Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers
  • Construction laborers
  • First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers
  • Landscaping and groundskeeping workers

Many workplace fatalities are preventable, caused by negligence or recklessness. If you or a loved one was injured on the job, you might be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. It is important to know that you cannot get fired for filing a workers’ comp claim. It is important to come forward so that you can get fairly compensated for your accident-related losses.

Workers’ Compensation in Texas

Unlike many other states, Texas does not require employers to carry workers’ compensation coverage. However, many employers choose to carry the coverage to prevent them from personal injury liability in the event an employee is injured on the job. 

Under most circumstances, any injury that occurs within the course and scope of employment is covered by workers’ compensation. Obtaining the maximum workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to can be challenging without the help of an attorney. Workers may be denied benefits because of a simple error in their claim. An El Paso work injury lawyer can help save you time and money if you suffer a workplace injury.

Injured on the Job? Contact Our Office.

Were you injured on the job in El Paso? Contact us online or call (915) 759-8665 to schedule a consultation. All workers’ compensation claim evaluations are confidential and without obligation to retain our services. Do not wait until it is too late. Let us review your case today. 

At The Law Office of Javier Martinez, Jr., P.C., we have over 25 years of experience helping clients obtain compensation for their injuries. We work tirelessly to protect your rights and fight for you to secure the largest possible recovery in your case. If you have been injured in a workplace accident, call our office to speak directly to a member of our legal team.