Across the country, workplace injuries are being reported to OSHA, and comprehensive statistics are emerging that reveal the most dangerous industries for severe workplace injuries. It is important that workers protect themselves, and that means being informed about the risks they may face when they sign on to the job. The experienced team at The Alberhasky Law Firm is here to help, delivering the facts about workers’ compensation and workplace safety. Read on to learn more in today’s blog.
The Manufacturing Industry
By a wide margin, the Manufacturing Industry leads all industries for severe worker injuries in the workplace. With 26% of worker hospitalizations and 57% of worker amputations, manufacturing is the most dangerous industry for severe worker injury. Within the field of manufacturing, specific types of workplaces stand out for high rates of injury: metal fabrication, meat and poultry processing, plastics and rubber manufacturing, primary metal manufacturing, and transportation equipment manufacturing.
Many of these industries pay well, and many skilled workers depend on these jobs for their livelihood, but it is important that workers understand the risks when they take on the job. The Alberhasky Law Firm is here to help any worker who has been injured on the job, protecting your right to fair workers’ compensation and workplace safety.
The Construction Industry
The second most dangerous industry for severe workplace injuries is the Construction Industry, which reported 19% of worker hospitalizations and 10% of worker amputations. It may not be as dangerous as the manufacturing industry, but there are significant risks for specific jobs within the construction industry that are important to know. Specialty trade construction workers reported the highest rates of injury within the industry, with the category “foundation, structure, and exterior building contractors” topping the list. Utility system construction contractors were also some of the highest risk workers in the industry.
Many workers get their start in the construction industry. It is a workplace where smart and dedicated workers can improve and advance into higher paying skilled positions. The Alberhasky Law Firm respects and protects the hard-earned careers of our clients. We will fight for your rights as a worker.
The Transportation and Warehousing Industry
Third on the list of most dangerous industries is the Transportation and Warehousing Industry. It reported 11% of worker hospitalizations and 4% of worker amputations. Within the industry, long-distance freight trucking stands out for severe worker injuries. Another standout is the postal service, with almost as many severe injuries as freight trucking.
Workers’ Compensation Attorneys with Experience and Dedication
Pursuing financial security for yourself and your family often requires hard work and long hours, and the risk of injury is always present. Knowing the facts about the risks of workplace injury is the first step to protecting yourself and your family, physically and financially. The Alberhasky Law Firm stands with workers to fight for safe labor and fair workers’ compensation for workplace injuries. Contact us today and find out how we can help.