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These jobs have the highest rates of worker deaths in the U.S.

Californians should be aware of the types of jobs that have the highest risks of fatal work-related accidents. However, it is also important to know which jobs are the most dangerous according to the latest numbers. This information can be useful when considering a legal filing after a fatal workplace accident.

Fatal work-related accident statistics show increase

There are dangers in any type of job, and Californians should be cognizant of the level of risk they face, especially in high risk occupations. Certain industries have more workplace injuries and death than others, but anyone can be confronted with the injuries and deaths that can come about after a work accident. It is important for workers and their families to have a basic understanding of the statistics for injuries and fatalities.

City employee killed in fatal work-related accident

City workers in Northern California are a vital part of keeping the area running smoothly. Oftentimes, their contributions go unnoticed as people expect the municipalities to function even if repair and maintenance is needed. These jobs can be dangerous, with workers in harm's way as they perform their duties. When there is an accident, it can lead to serious injuries. In the worst-case scenario, there can be a fatality. When a family suffers the loss of a loved one in a fatal work-related accident, it will be a difficult time. To receive compensation for their loss, families may need to consider legal options.

Construction accident statistics show rise in injuries

Construction is prevalent in the Bay Area and across California. There are many positives to this, including the number of jobs it provides and the solid pay and benefits the workers receive for that work. Still, there are inherent dangers with any type of construction work and, after a construction accident, it is imperative that workers and their families understand what steps are needed to get workers' compensation benefits. Having a grasp on the statistics for a work-related accident in the construction industry can be critical.

Fatal construction accident kills worker, injures a second worker

Across California, construction work is ongoing. This can be in a public and private works, repairs, maintenance and more. Regardless of the project itself, there are inherent dangers in these types of jobs. Workers will need to handle heavy tools, climb to great heights, operate and be near large vehicles and trust other workers and their employers to maintain proper safety protocol. It is unfortunate that accidents happen quite frequently, causing injuries and fatalities. For those who were hurt, workers' compensation benefits can be crucial to make ends meet and get medical care. After a fatality, knowing how to pursue compensation after a wrongful death is also vital.

Officers might need workers' compensation after police car crash

Working in law enforcement in California is understandably dangerous. Much of the risk stems from officers simply doing their jobs, making arrests, helping people and dealing with emergencies. Getting to an emergency can be risky in and of itself, as officers must navigate traffic and drive at certain speeds to get to their destination. Officers can even be hurt when their vehicle is hit by another car. While it might not be the most common way in which officers are hurt, auto accidents can happen and lead to injuries and even fatalities.

Fatal construction accident claims life of Disney worker

Construction workers in California are cognizant of the risks they take every time they work on a project. Because they are oftentimes using heavy equipment and large tools, and must trust fellow workers, they need to make certain they and their employers use the required safety procedures. There is much that can go wrong. People can be injured and even lose their lives in a fatal construction accident. When there is a worker death during a construction job, it will cause serious implications to the worker's family.

Law enforcement officer hit by car suffers workplace injuries

California law enforcement officers put themselves in danger every day. It is a part of the job. They understand what they are likely to face when they take the job. Even with that, workplace injuries can come as a surprise and leave officers wondering how to make ends meet and pay medical expenses in the aftermath. Although it is generally expected that those who work in law enforcement, as firefighters or as first responders will get workers' compensation benefits when they are hurt, it is still important to ensure the claim is approved and the maximum benefits are received.

Construction accident leads to worker death and several injured

Construction projects are prevalent throughout California. This could be for commercial purposes, to build residential structures or to maintain and improve existing buildings and areas. The work construction employees do is dangerous, but rewarding. They are generally well-compensated and most take pride in seeing their toil come to a definable and clear result with the project completed according to specifications. Still, there are dangers with construction work. An accident can cause injuries and death. Workers who have been hurt should understand the steps to get workers' compensation. Families who have suffered the loss of a loved one should be aware of how to recover compensation for the fatality.

Fatal construction accident results from trench collapse

Construction work can be lucrative and provide hard working people with regular employment. With the amount of building and maintenance throughout California, it is no surprise that there are so many people who work in the construction industry. Still, despite the benefits of the work, there are still natural dangers that workers and their employers must be cognizant of. When there is a work accident on a construction site, there can be serious injuries and fatalities. For injuries, workers' compensation is important. If there is death, understanding how to recover survivor benefits is key and legal help is often needed.

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