Any job can be dangerous. Even office workers might trip over a piece of frayed carpet, bang their heads and suffer a brain injury, for example. However, some jobs are far more dangerous than others and people in them are more likely to suffer workplace injuries. While it may be possible to obtain compensation for an injury, it is better to know where danger waits so that you can avoid tragedy altogether.
California is an ideal location for many different types of industries. Do you know which of these possible work opportunities present the most danger to employees? Following are the most dangerous jobs in the state.
- Piloting: Thirty California aircraft pilots died on the job between 2012 and 2016.
- Trucking: With 295 deaths between 2012 and 2016, the trucking industry is one of the state’s most dangerous occupations.
- Construction: More than 110 California construction workers perished between 2012 and 2016. It is reasonable to conclude that hundreds more suffered workplace injuries.
- Logging: Between 2012 and 2016, 15 loggers in California lost their lives while working. In fact, logging is the nation’s most dangerous occupations.
- Tree trimming/grounds maintenance: These workers are often at risk of suffering workplace injuries or death. Between 2012 and 2016, 86 grounds workers died while performing their duties.
- Farming: Just over 115 California farm workers died on the job between 2012 and 2016.
If you are struggling financially after a work-related injury, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. To ensure that you receive the maximum amount of benefits in the wake of an injury, it is wise to consult with an attorney about your case.