A workplace accident or occupational injury can happen in any job. But some occupations are more dangerous than others. Every year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its national Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries that identifies the most dangerous jobs in America. If you have suffered a single-event injury or an injury occurring over time - such as advancement of arthritis, tendon tear, or spine condition - you may be entitled to significant worker’s compensation benefits for lost wages, permanent disability, and medical expenses. Kingree Law Firm can help you recover the benefits you deserve, which can include partial disability benefits that are payable regardless of wage loss.
Loggers and tree trimmers obviously work in forests and other outdoor environments. Slips while climbing into heavy machinery, loading, unloading, and strapping equipment and logs, and work at heights, lead to many injuries.
Falls from a roof or ladder are common causes of injuries among roofers, along with lifting and moving roofing material. A fall from a roof or ladder can result in numerous injuries, including to body parts that were not the most painful at first.
Iron and steel workers often work high above the ground, on slippery or uneven surfaces, and perform significant amounts of lifting, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling and crouching. They often climb ladders, operate heavy machinery, and load or unload equipment. Iron workers have a high incidence of knee, spine, and shoulder injuries.
Truck drivers, including long-haul and local delivery drivers, are not always hurt in vehicle crashes. They are also frequently injured while loading and unloading or strapping down loads, slipping or tripping while climbing into our out of trucks, and moving heavy gates.
Garbage collectors are frequently injured while lifting objects, from slips and trips, and in vehicle accidents. Shoulders and spinal injuries are the most common.
Miners are at risk for injuries due to accidents involving heavy machinery, transportation, and contact with objects and equipment. People who work in these jobs risk being pinned beneath heavy machinery and suffering broken bones or amputations. They are also at risk of injuries from exposure to toxic chemicals, burns, and other musculoskeletal injuries.
Farmers and agricultural workers are at risk of injury from the heavy machinery they operate, like tractors, combines, choppers, hay balers, and other harvesting equipment. Common injuries include entanglements and amputations, injuries from being pinned beneath heavy equipment, exposure to toxic chemicals, broken bones, burns, and back injuries.
Power line workers install and maintain overhead and underground power lines that supply electricity to homes and businesses. They often operate heavy equipment, climb electrical poles, and use bucket trucks to install, test, or maintain electrical equipment. Utility line workers risk being injured in a fall and suffering broken bones and herniated disks. They also face the risk of cuts, burns, and electrocution. In addition, frequent pushing, pulling, lifting and working with arms away from your body can cause shoulder and spine injuries.
People who work in manufacturing are at risk of suffering injuries due to slips, trips, and falls, overexertion and overuse injuries to the back, neck, and shoulders, and crush and pinch point injuries. Many injuries in manufacturing jobs are due to repetitive motions or work activities, such as operating machinery and pushing, pulling and lifting.
Electricians, plumbers, concrete workers, carpenters, and other people who work in the trades are at risk of suffering many types of traumatic injuries and occupational injuries that occur over time. They are particularly likely to suffer injuries to the neck, low back, knees, and shoulders.
If you were injured on the job, Kingree Law Firm can help you obtain the worker’s compensation benefits you deserve. Even if your injury is conceded and paid by the worker’s compensation insurance company without a dispute, there may be additional benefits that the insurance company will not pay voluntarily or that require skilled case preparation, such as permanent wage loss or retraining benefits. Wisconsin worker’s compensation attorney Luke Kingree will evaluate your claim, explain the benefits you are entitled to receive, and advocate to protect your rights and ensure you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Attorney Kingree has been practicing workers’ compensation law since 2007 and has earned a reputation as a dedicated and skillful advocate for injured workers.
To learn more, read our FAQ section and Information Center on workers’ compensation benefits, then contact Kingree Law today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your situation and how we can help.