Do You Work in a High-Risk Industry?
Many people go to work each day knowing there is a chance that an accident may happen. While you might not expect injuries while working at a desk all day (though they can still happen), you might not be surprised if you are injured while working on a construction site or in a warehouse. According to statistics, there are simply certain jobs with a higher rate of accidents and injuries than others. The following are the jobs that had the highest numbers of reported injuries and fatalities in the United States in recent years:
- Commercial fishing workers
- Commercial loggers
- Aircraft pilots
- Recycle and refuse workers
- Iron and steelworkers
- Truck drivers
- Utility workers
- Agricultural workers
- Construction workers
- Operating heavy equipment
- Mining workers
- Taxi drivers
- Athletes, umpires, and coaches
- Painters and maintenance
If you work in one of the above industries,you should take care every day to ensure you have all of the appropriate safety equipment, follow all safety regulations and policies, and do anything else necessary to stay safe. However, no matter how hard you might try, there is always the chance that you might be involved in an accident and suffer serious injuries.
If a work-related injury disrupts your life, you should meet with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer in Florida as soon as possible. Insurance companies can challenge claims, delay or deny benefits, and engage in other types of wrongful behavior that deny you the benefits you deserve.
Contact a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Florida Today
No matter what your job may be, Quattrochi & Torres is ready to help if you get injured at work. Our Florida workers’compensation attorneys fight for the rights of injured clients, so please contact us online or call 407.452.4918 for a case evaluation.