Even experienced electricians who follow all safety precautions are at risk of being injured or killed due to a variety of job hazards. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that 28 percent of workplace fatalities involve direct contact with wiring or other types of electrical components.
Highway workers are placed in great danger over the course of an average work day. Because motor vehicles are frequently involved, highway workers are often seriously injured and even killed when accidents occur. These injuries also occur at a high rate.
Power line workers face significant risk of seriously injury while on the job. Fortunately, injured power line workers are often able to obtain compensation for these injuries. To make sure that adequate compensation is received, workers often find it essential to retain the assistance of skilled legal counsel.
Factory workers face a variety of daily risks that can result in serious injuries and even fatalities. These risks can arise in any part of the factory process including manufacturing, packaging, and processing.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) there more than 145,000 warehouse workers working in 7,000 warehouse across the United States and the risks of an injury occurring on the job for these individuals are higher than the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that each year there are over a dozen fatalities in the warehouse industry and an average of 5.5 warehouse workplace injuries for every 100 full-time warehouse workers.
Construction site accidents often result in serious injuries that leave injured workers with permanent disabilities, amputations, blindness/vision loss or hearing loss, scarring internal injuries and organ damage, broken or fractured bones and traumatic brain injuries. In many cases medical bills pile up and lost wages are incurred due to extended periods of disability.