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Most Hazardous and Most Dangerous Jobs DifferenceBy Pyle Law, October 21 2021 8:00 am
Deciding upon what type of work to pursue is often difficult given the many options available in today’s job market, and the level of danger on the job is one factor to take into account. Generally, when the performed activity is considered one of the most dangerous jobs, it is important that extra safety measures are implemented to support the safety of the workers. If you have been injured on the job, contact a local workers’ compensation attorney to explore your options, as recovering from an injury can often result in lost wages and medical bills. You want to make sure you receive all of the workers’ comp benefits that you deserve.
The duties that are required of you on the job will determine whether a job is considered dangerous or hazardous. The way in which these terms are measured by different government organizations varies. Dangerous jobs are classified by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics based upon the level of fatalities in those job types. While some jobs might be considered by many people to be dangerous, based upon the fatality rate, they are not. The U.S. Department of Labor has a classification for hazardous jobs that include excavation, explosives, and operating types of power-driven equipment.
When a job is dangerous or hazardous, only employees aged 18 years or older are allowed in the job. The increased level of danger in jobs like manufacturing and power-driven equipment operation also requires a higher level of responsibility. Often, the training for the employee is necessary for a dangerous or hazardous job. Operating a large truck, for example, requires a commercial license. These vehicles are often many times larger and heavier than cars and can cause serious injury in accidents. Dangerous jobs may mean that the employees working them are more at risk of injury.
Knowing when you are entitled to benefits, third-party damages, or both when you have been injured while working a dangerous or hazardous job can be difficult to determine. Injuries and their relationship with the no-fault workers’ comp system, as well as fault and liability, can be complicated. An experienced attorney who has worked on cases similar to yours will know how to collect evidence and file your workers’ compensation claim or appeal a denial to ensure you receive full benefits.
Being injured on the job can impact your life in ways that you would never expect. Even minor injuries can require medical treatment and lead to minor changes in work abilities that can have significant impacts on your future earning ability. Workers’ compensation is available following a workplace injury, and having an experienced attorney on your side to advise you through the process will help ensure that you collect what you are entitled to as soon as possible. Connect with Pyle Law to schedule a free consultation about your claim.