Many types of work carry a level of risk, some more so than others, but based on the risk involved and the regularity of personal injury claims, the question of what are the most dangerous professions in the UK boils down to a few high-risk lines of work. Some of the following fields of work are more common than others and if a person has any questions regarding the compensation claim process for their particular line of work then they should contact Accident Advice Helpline law firm in order to receive detailed information concerning their claim.
Probably the most dangerous profession in the UK is that of deep-sea workers. The chance of fatal injury in this job is a massive 50 times more than a person who is in another line of work. This is known to be a very well paid job and specialist skills are required to successfully carry out this line of work.
A very high-risk job that is literally a life or death situation for the worker is that of the bomb squad. If a person does not carry out their job properly in an everyday line of work then they may suffer a lack of productivity or lose a few pounds in cash for the company. If a bomb squad worker does not do a thorough and proper job they risk being blown up. Working with the bomb squad is not a job for the faint hearted.
A more common line of work that still ranks very highly on the list of the UK’s most dangerous jobs is that of the construction worker. Many trades contained within the umbrella of construction work involve working with heavy machinery and working at height. Scaffolders and steeplejacks are the highest on the list of construction workers that are most likely to receive fatal injuries as a result of an injury at work.
For in-depth information regarding an accident at work in a person’s own circumstances, Accident Advice Helpline operate a 24/7 helpline that is manned by our friendly and helpful staff. Phoning our helpline opens up the offer of free legal advice to any person with queries regarding their claim for compensation. All calls are free and with no obligation for the victim to pursue their claim.
Commercial heavy vehicle drivers or long distance lorry drivers also work with a high risk of potentially fatal injury. Spending most of the time at the steering wheel and working long hours to tight deadlines means that many drivers tend to skip their breaks in order to get the deliveries in on time. This leads to exhaustion, which causes accidents.
If a person has had an accident at work and wishes to know approximately how much they are entitled to, Accident Advice Helpline has a short form on their website. By filling in the form, the person can receive the information they want in just 30 seconds.
Date Published: July 21, 2014
Author: David Brown