Common Causes of Workplace Accidents


Every profession in the United States has its own unique hazards, whether it’s carpal tunnel syndrome from typing on a computer, traumatic brain injury from driving trucks, or chemical spills from working with hazardous materials. However, it’s a simple truth that some professions are more dangerous than others.

Learn about some of the most common causes of workplace accidents in these more hazardous professions.

Most Dangerous Professions in the United States

A recent study that used data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries and Current Population Survey determined that the most hazardous professions in the country include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Logging workers

  • Fishers and related fishing workers

  • Sailors and marine oilers

  • Aircraft pilots and flight engineers

  • Paving and surfacing equipment operators

  • Dredge, excavating, and loading machine operators

The results of the study demonstrate that workers who operate heavy machinery are at an increased risk of injury while on the job. In addition, those exposed to chemicals or other hazardous materials on the job are at an increased risk of a workplace injury.

Some of the most common workplace injuries result from the following:

  • Chemical spills

  • Defective equipment

  • Forklift accidents

  • Gas poisoning

Suffered a Workplace Injury? Contact Us Today

In most cases, those who have suffered an injury while on the job are entitled to workers’ compensation to pay for sudden medical expenses and lost wages. At Cunningham Bounds, our Mobile attorneys are here to help you recover the funds you need and deserve from your employer.

Contact us today at (844) 417-0930 to learn how we can assist you.

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