Asia’s most dangerous jobs

Every job is different. Some offer fantastic rates of pay in exchange for long hours and hard work, while employees in some industries feel under appreciated, undervalued and overworked. What most of us truly want from a job, however, is a safe working environment as opposed to dangerous jobs.

For some, this is simply not possible.

Accidents at work can be painful, embarrassing and confidence-denting. Often, work accident compensation is due should the victim decide to make an accident at work claim.

It’s undoubtedly true that some jobs carry a greater element of risk and threat of workplace injuries than others. In Asia, for example, the following lines of work are clearly dangerous jobs.

Accidents at work and dangerous jobs in Asia

  1. Fishermen

The reason seafood is often more expensive than the land-meat equivalent is not only because of transportation costs. There is also a much greater chance of suffering an injury at work aboard a ship than there is in an abattoir.

Workers on board have to contend not only with the task of fishing, but also surviving anything mother nature throws at them whilst out at sea. These are rather dangerous jobs.

2. Garment workers

These employees are vastly overworked and made to perform in perilous conditions, particularly in areas where poverty is rife, such as Bangladesh. Horror stories of dreadful and fatal accidents at work are numerous and the organisation of unions and worker rights face a serious uphill struggle.

3. Window cleaner

Places like Shanghai and many cities in South Korea are home to some of the tallest and most imposing buildings in the world. Many Asian areas and businesses take great pride in the appearance of their offices and it’s the responsibility of a number of brave workers to keep the buildings sparkling.

At heights of several storeys, any workplace accidents are likely to have serious consequences.

4. Taxi driver

These workers go from one extreme to the other. From negotiating the almost overwhelming crowds and constant threat of a road traffic accident in places like Beijing, to risking their vehicle and livelihood on poorly maintained rural roads. A traffic accident can be as financially costly as it is physically debilitating, danger is never far away.

If you suffer an accident at work that wasn’t your fault, then it’s likely that some work accident compensation may be due. A quick call to Accident Advice Helpline on their freephone service can establish whether or not you have a work accident claim to make.

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