Every year Forbes releases its list of the deadliest jobs in America. While all jobs have risks, some jobs can be downright fatal. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries recorded 4,383 fatal work injuries in 2012 alone. Unfortunately, many Seattle workers are currently employed in deadly jobs and take extraordinary risks to support their families. When they are injured or killed, where can they turn?
An experienced and skilled Seattle workers’ compensation lawyer may be needed to help you understand your disability benefits and worker’s compensation benefits to ensure that you receive all the compensation to which you are entitled. If a third-party is responsible for your on-the-job injuries, then we can also help you file a lawsuit against the negligent person.
Top 5 Deadliest Jobs in America
#1 Deadliest Job – Logging Workers
62 loggers are killed nearly every year at a rate of 127.8 per 100,000 full-time loggers. Lumberjacks, also known as loggers, are responsible for harvesting, cutting, and transporting timber across the United States. These workers take extraordinary risks to provide for their families and bring in only $35,149 on average per year.
#2 Deadliest Job – Fisherman and Fisherwomen
if you’ve watch Deadliest Catch on TV, you know just how dangerous this job can be. More than 30 fishermen lose their lives every year in a variety of deadly accidents. This amounts to a rate of 117 per 100,000 full-time workers. In particular, cold-water fishing, such as Alaskan shell fishing, can be more dangerous than others.
#3 Deadliest Job – Airplane Pilots
These are not always the “friendly skies” and every year over 70 pilots and flight engineers are killed on the job. This is an estimated rate of 53.4 per 100,000 full-time workers.
#4 Deadliest Job – Roofers
Working on roofs is a brutal job and exposure to heights and severe summer heat creates dangers for all construction roofing professionals. In 2012, more than 70 roofers died in accidents across the United States. This is a rate of 40.5 per 100,000 full-time workers.
#5 Deadliest Job – Structural Iron and Steel Workers
Iron and steel workers are responsible for molding, setting, and handling metal construction materials on all types of construction projects. Enormous heights combined with handling heavy materials makes this job one of the most deadly. In 2012, 22 iron and steel workers were killed, an average of 37 per 100,000 full-time workers.
Contact Seattle Worker’s Compensation Attorneys
If you have questions about your worker’s compensation benefits or long-term disability benefits after an accident, contact the worker’s compensation lawyers at Phillips Law Firm. We can help you after a serious on-the-job injury. Call us at 1-800-708-6000. Our worker’s compensation attorneys are waiting to assist you 24/7, offering a free case evaluation. Remember our no fee promise. If we do not recover anything for you, you do not owe us an attorney fee.
The worker’s compensation lawyers at Phillips Law Firm have successfully represented injured individuals and their families in Seattle, Tacoma, Vancouver, Bellevue, Everett, Kent, Auburn, Renton, Federal Way, Bellingham, Marysville, Lakewood, Redmond, Shoreline, and throughout the State of Washington.