Having a job is rather vital in society today. Residents in New York take the time to obtain a job that could help provide a comfortable living. While it is important to meet one’s basic needs, individuals often seek to make beyond that so they can enjoy life and save for the future. Because of that, some individuals decide to take on riskier jobs. Because a job is inherently dangerous, sometimes the pay reflects that. However, because there are more risks, there is a possibility of suffering serious workplace injuries if an accident occurs.
Although safety regulations have increased over the years, this has not done much with regards to the danger and risk levels of certain jobs. While the Occupational Safety and Health Act had an impact on workplace fatalities, going from 14,000 in 1970 to 5,200 in 2016, certain types of jobs or rather industries indicate that the fatality rates for them are still rather high.
When looking at the top 25 most dangerous jobs in the U.S., all of these jobs have death rates that are more than doubt the rate for all jobs, which is 3.6 deaths for every 100,000 full time workers. And in some cases, the death rate is so high that it is more than 20 times higher.
When looking at the top ten most dangerous jobs, the dangers associated with the job are obvious. This list includes loggers, fishermen, aircraft pilots and flight engineers, roofers, recyclable material collector, structural iron and steel worker, truck driver, farmer, construction and extraction worker supervisor and agricultural worker.
No matter what industry a worker works in, it is important to understand what rights are afforded to an injured worker. Workers’ compensation benefits can make a huge difference. They can offset any losses and damages suffered because of the incident, such as medical bills and lost wages.