• Here are the jobs where you’re most likely to get hurt

    Every job has its hazards. Whether you’re working in an office or at a high-rise construction project, there will be ways for you to hurt yourself. When that happens, it’s smart to file a workers’ compensation claim to ensure you receive some payment for the time that you’re unable to work. However, it seems that some jobs are more prone to injuries than others – take a look at the following occupations and common workers’ comp injuries to assess your own risk for injury at your place of business.

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    Construction

    It’s not difficult to see why construction is first on our list – it’s a dangerous job. Any job where you have to wear a hard hat and steel-toed boots aren’t for the faint of heart. Construction sites feature large equipment, sharp objects, heavy machinery, saws and so many other dangerous things.

    Common Injuries: fractures, torn ligaments, back and neck injuries, cuts, joint damage, etc.

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    Health Care

    Many might not think health care workers would be on this list – aren’t you safer in the hospital? While it may be the best place for you if you’re sick, it can be an incredibly hazardous place due to an abundance of scalpels, needles, other shop objects and, oh yeah, all the sick people.

    Common Injuries: major illnesses, overuse syndrome, knee injuries, back injuries, cuts, etc.

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    Manufacturing

    Once again, this is another job that can be extremely difficult due to an abundance of heavy machinery and byproducts from the manufacturing process.

    Common Injuries: fractures, torn ligaments, back and neck injuries, cuts, joint damage, etc.

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    Mining

    Who would’ve thought that spending significant amounts of time digging in a cave would be harmful? Pretty much everyone. Mining can cause a variety of very serious ailments and injuries that must be reported to your employer.

    Common Injuries: respiratory problems, fractures, torn ligaments, back and neck injuries, cuts, joint damage, etc.

    Logging

    Professional Loggers aren’t just dealing with your average oak tree. They’re deep in the woods, cutting down and processing trees that are in the hundreds of feet tall. It involves heights, climbing, big heavy trees, saws, and heavy machinery.

    Common Injuries: fractures, torn ligaments, back and neck injuries, cuts, joint damage, etc.

     

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    Truck Drivers

    With all the hours spent on the roads, truck drivers are among the most injured groups of; people on a yearly basis. In a study from 2014, truck drivers rank in the top 10 of most injured drivers.

    Common Injuries: fractures, torn ligaments, back and neck injuries, joint damage, etc.

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    Law Enforcement/First-Responders

    These people put themselves in the way of danger on a daily basis. It’s a dangerous job, and it results in many injuries law enforcement officers and first responders of all types.