When it comes to accidents at work, the industrial environment is an important factor. It stands to reason that a person is more likely to experience injury on a construction site than sat behind a desk. So, in order to properly safeguard against possible injury from work accidents, it pays to know what industries have the most injuries and what sort – this is especially important if you have certain conditions or susceptibilities that may be more prone to certain injuries.
Data from 2012 showed that farming has the highest death rate among any occupation – and not only is it currently the most dangerous occupation, but it’s getting even more dangerous. Between April 2011 and April 2012 there were 33 deaths in agriculture – this is lower than the 49 in construction, but the death rate per 100,000 people was 9.7 in agriculture and only 2.3 in construction.
While the deaths are tragic enough, it needs to be remembered that they represent just part of a larger figure, which is the rate of work-related accidents.
Accidents while farming
- Livestock-related accidents
- Struck by moving or falling objects
- Falling from a height
- Trapped by something overturning or collapsing
- Drowning and asphyxiation
- Being struck by moving or falling objects
- Slips, trips and falls on a level
- Falls from a height
Any of these working accidents have the potential to be very serious, and even life threatening. The listed agriculture injuries may never be entirely eradicated due to the nature of the job – such as working with animals and machinery – but with employees and employers knowing what risks exist, they can work together to try to minimise those risks.
In the instances where you do get injured at work if it wasn’t your fault then you can claim for work accident compensation. Accident Advice Helpline has been in operation for over 13 years and prides itself on working with accountability, reliability, integrity and dependability. Accident Advice Helpline is today one of the industry’s most established companies, and ensures that making a claim is efficient, fast and simple. To make things as easy as possible for people, Accident Advice Helpline’s website has a compensation calculator, otherwise known as the 30-second test, which, once complete, says whether a claimant qualifies or not.
The entire process is specifically designed so that workers do not need to suffer any more than they already have as a result of their injury.
Date Published: September 26, 2013
Author: David Brown