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Even The Most Dangerous Jobs Get Workers’ Compensation

When you start a new job, you are often required to fill out paperwork regarding workers’ compensation. There aren’t a lot of people out there that read all of the information before they sign it but when you are working in a clothing store you think to yourself “how will I get hurt working here?” Just because you may not get hurt working retail, there are a lot of jobs out there that are more dangerous which makes worker’s comp necessary.

Emergency Workers

This category includes EMTs, firefighters, and police officers. They go out every shift and risk their lives to save the lives of others. If their lives are as dramatic as the characters who play them on TV, it is no wonder they need protection while on the job. They get shot at, rush into fires and go into dangerous looking places. They would never be able to afford the medical care they need.

Animal-Care Workers

This may come as a surprise as being a dangerous job because, after all, dogs and cats are adorable, right? While this is true, animals big and small are unpredictable. They can bite, kick and make you chase after them. Large animals, like horses, are capable of killing dozens of people every year and deaths in this field account for 11% of on-the-job fatalities.

Construction Workers

We see them out in the hot sun as well as cold, snowy days. The men and women in the construction field have a whole host of possible injuries ranging from heat stroke to machinery accidents. If they are hurt and can’t work, these workers can be in dire financial straights.

No matter what type of job you have, if you are hurt on the job and can’t work, the personal injury lawyers at Rice McGowan can help you get the help you need. Call today.

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