Slip, Fall and More: The Most Dangerous Jobs Cited in Slip and Fall Cases

Some jobs are more hazardous than others. That is a given, but then there is a difference between the dangers of working in an office to working on a fishing boat.

Did you know that each year in the US there were over 5,000 work-related fatalities in the US in 2017, and 887 of them were as the result of a trip or a fall? On top of that, there were over 5,000,000 reported accidents in the workplace?

Do you know which jobs have the highest risk of work-related injury? Keep reading as we take a look at the most dangers jobs for when it comes to slip and fall injuries.

5. Refrigeration and Heating Repair Technicians

Technicians working on refrigeration or heating installations often work in hazard rich environments. Slippery floors or warm spaces make it rife for slips and fall accidents.

While not one of the deadliest jobs, there were almost 7,000 non-fatal injuries in 2016 and around 30% of those were slip and fall instances.

4. Farmers and Ranchers

Working out in the fields, whether it is with crops, animals or machinery, the chances of having a slip and fall accident make being a farmer or rancher one of the most dangerous jobs in America.

Over 25% of all farming accidents are the result of a trip or a fall and there are a wide array of serious back and neck injuries in Kansas City.

3. Electricians

Electricians work in all industries and spaces of all sizes. Kneeling, bending and crouching for long periods, with cables and tools aplenty. It certainly makes it one of the most dangerous occupations.

It's not surprising therefore that there were 8,000 non-fatal accidents in 2016. The majority of which were trips or falls.  Unfortunately, electricians can also suffer serious burn injuries in Kansas City.

2. Refuse Collectors

While the majority of fatal accidents were related to vehicle collisions, slips and falls account for over 30% of non-fatal accidents in the refuse collection business.

Walking, lifting, pushing and pulling refuse containers, it is a recipe for slips, trips and, falls. That is why there were a reported 6,100 non-fatal incidents reported in 2016.

1. Roofers

Working in the roofing business is dangerous. With 91 fatal accidents and an additional 3000 non-fatal incidents in 2017, it is certainly one of the most dangerous jobs in America.  Wrongful death cases unfortunately do happen do to roofing accidents.

Not surprising when you consider all of the heavy lifting, climbing, carrying and of course the heights at which work is carried out.  These also fall into construction injuries in Kansas City in many cases.

What was the most common cause of accident? Tipping and falling.

You Don't Need to Have One of the Most Dangerous Jobs to Have an Accident

Slip and fall accidents cost $70 billion a year and not all of those are happening on dangerous job sites. Accidents, by their very definition, can happen anywhere.

Injuries do not need to be severe in order cause you discomfort or lead to time off work. If you were not at fault, then you do not need to sit back and ignore it.

If you have suffered a workplace accident, then you might be able to raise a claim. Get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment and hear from the experts exactly how much you could look to receive.

 


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