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If you are no longer working due to COVID-19, you might be entitled to workers compensation benefits.

Some of the most dangerous jobs

On Behalf of | Mar 10, 2022 | Work Injuries, Workers' Compensation |

There are many jobs in Minnesota that are considered dangerous. Some workers face the risk of injury or death on a daily basis while others may only experience danger occasionally. No matter how often it occurs, being injured at one of these jobs can be traumatic and life-changing.

Roofing jobs

If you work on a roof, you know the dangers. You could fall and seriously injure yourself. In some cases, workers have fallen off roofs that weren’t even wet and slippery. Luckily, there are many ways to stay safe while working on a roof. Wearing the proper safety gear is always important. You should be aware of your surroundings and the potential hazards.

Logging jobs

This profession can be extremely hazardous, especially if you work in the woods. You could fall from a great height or get injured by a machine. Loggers also face the risk of being struck by a falling tree. It’s important to be aware of your surroundings and take precautions when working in this industry.

Mining jobs

Miners can get injured or killed by cave-ins, gas explosions and other accidents. On top of that, if a miner is working in an area with poor ventilation, they could be at risk for asphyxiation. It’s important to follow safety procedures and wear the proper safety gear when working in a mine.

Driving trucks

Truck drivers file many workers’ compensation claims because of the dangerous nature of their work. They’re at risk of being in accidents because their vehicles are often overloaded. In most cases, dangerous roads and weather conditions are to blame for these accidents. Truck drivers also need to have the right training and experience to safely operate their vehicles.

Fishers

Fishermen can fall overboard or get caught in nets and other equipment. They also face the risk of getting attacked by marine animals. With the right training and equipment, fishermen can stay safer while working.

There are many other dangerous jobs out there, but these are some of the most common. If you work in a dangerous job, it’s important to be aware of the risks and take precautions. Also, remember that workers’ compensation can cover you in the event of an accident.

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