While you may be aware that certain industries in California may be more dangerous than others, you may not realize just how many workers are killed or injured at their job sites each year. We at Koszdin, Fields & Sherry work hard to make sure that you are protected at work and will receive the compensation you deserve if you or a loved one suffers a workplace injury.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the majority of occupational injuries occur during transportation. Roadway incidents top the list for causes of deaths during work, but there are several other forms of transportation that could be dangerous for you. Rail vehicles, aircraft and water vehicles can all lead to deadly incidents. Hundreds of workers are killed in accidents involving both pedestrians and vehicles, while transportation that does not take place on a roadway can also be dangerous.
Fires, explosions and exposure to harmful substances are other risks that lead to hundreds of deaths each year. You are also at danger of tripping and falling in almost any type of work environment. Violence from other people or animals and contact with equipment and objects has also led to the deaths of over 1,000 workers each year.
You are also at a greater risk for certain types of injuries depending on your gender. If you are a man, you are more likely to be injured through contact with equipment or falls, while women were more often the victims of homicides or fatal roadway incidents. To learn more about this topic, visit our web page.