High-Risk Employment

It is common sense that some forms of employment are more dangerous than others. If you are in an industry that is considered high-risk, you already understand the risks involved in your work. In a ranking report naming the most dangerous jobs in the United States, a list was constructed based on public information. Workers’ in the industries mentioned on the list are more susceptible to serious and life-threatening or fatal injuries.

Here are some of the dangerous jobs that made the cut:

  •   Air conditioning installers, better known as HVAC Technicians who work with heating and cooling units.
  •   Those in the all capacity of Construction fields and as well as those in maintenance, including painters.
  •  Industrial repair and installation employees who deal with heavy machinery. 
  •   Electrical technicians, better known as electricians. It also includes those working on power equipment and power lines.

Source: AJC News

Workers’ Compensation Claims

The list of dangerous jobs is much longer than the illustration above and as such, employment that is considered high-risk also leads to higher compensation claims nationwide.

While OSHA has put safety standards in place for workplaces, the number of fatalities and injuries may have declined however, they have not been eliminated as some workplaces and jobs are inherently more dangerous by nature.

Filing A Claim

There is a deadline when filing a workers’ compensation claim in Florida. It is important that you immediately report your injury to your employer and even more important that you get immediate medical attention and care for your injury. You do not know what the long term effects are of your injury therefore, it is important not to delay medical treatment. Once you have safely been cared for and have a treatment plan in place, you will want to seek help in filing a report within 30 days of the date you were injured.

Get Help Filing Your Workers’ Comp Claim

We understand how stressful a work injury is and that filing a claim is not the first thing on your to-do list. We are here to help you learn more about your rights and what compensation may be available to you. Contact our office today to learn how we may be able to help you.