We all have reasons for staying on a job. Some us, money. Others, passion. Worst, no other choice because it’s the only available for our skills or our educational attainment. As heart-breaking as it may sound, millions of people suffer fatal injuries while on the job every year . Data from the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that about 3.5% of all workers suffer a workplace injury each year. An estimate of 40% are muscle strains and joint sprains, which is considered as the most common injuries. A chance to be injured varied depending on the career a person has. Here are the top five most injury-prone industries in America:
11 million people in America work for the manufacturing industry and 4.4 people out of every 100 workers get injured while on the job. However, there are some sectors of manufacturing that are more injury-prone than others. Such as those who assemble computer electronic products only have a rate of about 1.5 percent chance of getting injured. Meanwhile, workers in the beverage, tobacco, metal, and wood manufacturing industries, suffer an average injury rate of six out of every 100 because the nature of work itself is dangerous such as the materials used, the process of getting metal and wood, and the likes.
For every 100 workers from the Agriculture industry, a rate of about 4.8 suffer injuries. Agriculture workers are the fishermen, farmers, forestry workers, and hunters. Only a few compared with other larger industries enter into agricultural industry making it only on the fourth spot. However, agricultural workers who work with animals have the highest injury rate out of any in this industry, with 5.2 injuries out of every 100 workers per year.
Arts and Entertainment
A rate of 4.8 out of 100 workers suffer from nonfatal injuries every year. In America, there are 2 million people (estimate) involved in the entertainment industry. Among those who belong to this industry, the most dangerous sector are those who work in spectator sports, the performing arts, and the likes. Working from this sector get a 6.7 percent injury rate every year. On the other hand, workers in the gambling or gaming industry only experience an injury rate of about 4.3 percent.
Second on the spot is the transportation industry where of nearly 4.5 million workers , a rate of 5.2 suffer a nonfatal accident while on the job. The most dangerous of this industry is the air sector where 8.1 percent of workers get injured on the job. The safest sector is railroad transportation, where only 2.0 out of every 100 workers suffer from injuries.
The most accident-prone industry in America is the one that provides healthcare to the community. Yes! The people who are responsible for our safety are the ones who suffer the most. Over 16 million people are in the health care or social services industry in the United States. Workers suffer an average rate of 5.2 nonfatal injuries out of every 100 each year. The most dangerous is the nursing home sector where a rate of 8.3 of 100 suffers.
Nevertheless, life goes on regardless of what industry we are in because our career helps us provide for what we need and what we want. All we have to do is to be careful and never try going beyond the limits of our job’s safety measures.
What To Do If You Have A Workplace Injury
Whatever your industry, if you’ve been sidelined by an on-the-job injury in the state of Michigan, contact Jay Trucks as soon as possible. Our experienced Michigan workers compensation lawyers have over 100 years of combined legal experienced and know how to handle employers and insurance companies when you have been injured on the job.