According to the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, a report compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the 10 most dangerous jobs in America are currently:
- Fishers and fishing workers
- Logging workers
- Aircraft pilot and flight engineers
- Refuses and recyclable material collectors
- Structural iron and steel workers
- Drivers/sales workers and truck drivers
- Farmers, ranchers, and agricultural managers
- First-line supervisors of lawn, maintenance, and groundskeeping workers
- Electrical powerline installers and repair
Illinois saw eight fewer workplace fatalities in 2017 than in 2016. Missouri saw one additional death over 2016. If you have lost a loved one in a workplace accident, Brown & Brown may be able to help you secure compensation through legal action. In St. Louis, call 314-333-3333 and in Fairview Heights, call 618-888-8888 to schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced workplace injury attorneys.
Dangerous Workplace Events
Injury is possible in nearly any industry, but is more common under working conditions where volatile chemicals, heavy machinery, power tools, and unexpected environmental factors are in play.
The BLS reports that, in 2017, the events that most often led to fatal injury were:
- Transportation accidents
- Falls, slips, and trips
- Violence or injury from persons or animals
- Contact with objects and equipment
- Exposure to harmful substances and environments
Explosions and fires, while not in the top five, took 123 lives in 2017, an increase of 35 over 2016.
Not all dangerous workplace events lead to fatal injury. Many workplace accidents do, however, result in an injury that will require time away from work. When you are injured on the job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation while you recover. If your injury was caused by someone else’s carelessness, you may be entitled to take legal action and seek more comprehensive damages. This is something that can be discussed in greater detail during your complimentary consultation at our St. Louis, MO or Fairview Heights, IL office.
Contact Brown & Brown for a Free Case Evaluation
For more than 20 years, Brown & Brown has been fighting for the rights of workers and their families throughout Greater St. Louis and Southwestern Illinois. Trusted, experienced, and effective, our workplace injury attorneys are familiar with workers’ compensation, personal injury, and wrongful death claims and can help you choose the one that is most appropriate for your situation. Call us today at 314-333-3333 or 618-888-8888 for a cost and obligation-free consultation where we can discuss your claim, cover all of your options, and guide you towards the best path forward.