Wisconsin’s Most Dangerous Jobs
Injuries can happen in any line of work — even office workers are at risk for carpal tunnel syndrome — but some jobs are inherently more dangerous than others. Many workers in northern Wisconsin assume considerable risk when they clock in every day. Approximately one hundred workers in Wisconsin are killed on the job every year, and many thousands are injured.
Where are these injuries most likely to occur? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the most dangerous industries in Wisconsin, as of 2015, included:
- Agriculture, particularly cattle ranching and farming
- Forestry and logging
- Private manufacturing
- Food manufacturing
- Transportation and warehousing
- Truck transportation
Within these industries, the most dangerous jobs tend to involve transportation (tractor-trailer truck drivers in particular) and operating heavy equipment. While employers should take considerable measures to prevent workers from being injured on a job, accidents happen: workers may be hurt not just on the road, but also by slips and falls and contact with machinery and equipment.
Is Workers’ Comp Available?
Most Wisconsin workers are protected by the workers’ compensation system and can seek benefits if they are injured on the job. At Hannula Halom & Scherz, we have helped workers in a wide range of injuries receive the benefits they need for medical care and rehabilitation.
If you’ve been hurt at work, don’t hesitate to give us a call to learn about your options. You can reach us at 715-718-3621 or by email. Your initial consultation is always free, and we never charge a fee unless you receive benefits. With an office in Superior, our lawyers work with clients in neighboring communities in Wisconsin and Minnesota.
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