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While some jobs in New York clearly are more dangerous than others, they all carry at least some degree of injury risk. Unfortunately, these injuries often lead to medical bills, lost income and a great deal of pain and suffering.

In many cases, injured workers may have the option of pursuing a personal injury claim against a negligent construction site owner or contractor or against another non-employer “third party” who caused their injuries.

If you have been hurt on the job in Albany, Syracuse or elsewhere in New York, you should fully explore your own options by contacting the work injury lawyers of Powers & Santola, LLP. We can provide a free evaluation of your case. Simply call or contact us online today to get started.

What Are the Most Dangerous Jobs in New York?

Naturally, jobs that involve driving, working from heights and using tools, heavy equipment and complex machinery tend to be the most dangerous. Please see the list below. It features the industries with the highest rates of injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in New York State, according to the latest annual figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). It should come as no surprise to see transportation, construction and manufacturing at or near the top.

Transportation and warehousing4.2
Health care and assistance3.8
Retail trade3.4
Leisure and hospitality2.8
Accommodation and food services2.8
Wholesale trade2.5

However, as these stats show, injuries can crop up in any workplace. For instance, health care workers such as nurses and orderlies have the second-highest injury rate in New York. This is due, in part, to the fact that handling and moving patients can put tremendous strain on the neck, shoulders and back and readily lead to serious musculoskeletal injuries.

No matter what job you hold, you should never hesitate to learn more about your right to obtain benefits and other damages after you have been hurt on the job.

What Are Common New York Workplace Injuries?

Your injury risk depends on many factors, including the nature of your work as well as your age, lifestyle and previous health issues. The risk also depends on the type of training and safety equipment that your employer provides – or does not provide – to you and your co-workers.

According to the BLS, the following injuries have the highest incident rates in the U.S. across all industries (based on the number of injuries and illnesses per 10,000 full-time workers). These are the injuries that you face the greatest risk of suffering – regardless of your line of work.

Injury TypeRate
Sprains, strains and tears40.2
Soreness, pain (including back)19.1
Bruises, contusions8.9
Cuts, lacerations7.4
Multiple traumatic injuries/disorders3.1
Heat (thermal) burns1.5
Carpal tunnel syndrome0.7
Chemical burns0.3

No matter what injury you suffer on the job, you should seek legal help right away if the injury has caused you to suffer physical, emotional and financial harm.

Seeking Personal Injury Damages After a Work Injury

The work injury attorneys of Powers & Santola, LLP, can review how you were hurt at work and help you to assess the options available to you. As stated above, these options may include:

Contact a Work Injury Attorney Serving Albany and Syracuse

Since 1987, the work injury lawyers of Powers & Santola, LLP, have been dedicated to helping injured workers and their families in Albany, Syracuse and throughout New York – with a special focus on Labor Law and third-party liability claims. Please call or reach us online today to discuss how we can help you to seek the recovery you deserve.

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