When you think of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S., what comes to mind? Many people think of police officers and firefighters. They may think of our military. But many do not think of construction as one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States. Recent information released has shown that this is in fact true.
Of course, at The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker we are not surprised by this information. As a construction site accident law firm, we have worked with many clients injured on job sites. Whether they were working and needed to file a workers’ compensation claim, or they were visiting a job site – or even if they were just walking by one – and were injured, we can help. If you have been in a similar situation then we recommend you contact us at 800-333-0000 now for a free legal consultation.
The statistics in question come from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics
The statistics we are discussing today come from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. They released a list with the ten most dangerous jobs in the country. Not only was one of them related to construction – four of the ten most dangerous jobs in America are in the building trades.
Hundreds of deaths occur each year on job sites
The statistics highlight the fact that there are hundreds of deaths every year on job sites. This is in addition to the thousands of serious injuries. Workers may be worried to discover that the job they were working on does not offer workers’ compensation but the good news is that there are other options. An attorney can help find ways for damages to be paid, including medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Many of the most dangerous jobs in the United States are not covered by workers’ compensation
Many people assume that most if not all jobs are covered by workers’ compensation but this is not true. In fact, let us consider the ninth most dangerous job in the U.S. – farming. According to the BLS statistics referred to above, farm work results in 21.3 deaths for every 100,000 farm workers. In many cases, these farm accidents are not going to be covered by workers’ compensation. Instead, those injured will need to file a personal injury lawsuit.
There is no risk involved in filing a personal injury lawsuit
The good news is that if you believe you have been injured as the result of the negligence of a person or entity, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you believe you do not have the money then you will be glad to know that you can get a free legal consultation by calling 800-333-0000. If we decide to take your case, then it will be taken on a contingency basis. This means that you do not pay us a cent until we win your case. If we do not recover for you then you do not pay – it is that simple.