Next time you moan about your job and going into work, spare a thought for some of those who risk life and limb everyday of their lives to earn a living with an accident at work a distinct possibility at all times. For example, maybe an employee of one of North America’s most dangerous jobs
Some examples of North America’s most dangerous jobs
A recent article by Business Insider Magazine listed the most dangerous jobs in North America, and the results don’t make pleasant reading. Here are just a few of North America’s most dangerous jobs:
Deaths caused by heavy machinery and road traffic accidents account for an astonishing 293 lives a year, making this an incredibly dangerous working occupation.
- Fishing workers
With around 38 people killed each year, working on fishing boats is by far one of the most dangerous occupations going.
With average wages of $13 per hour and an average of 76 fatalities a year, this role is not for the faint hearted.
- Iron and steel workers
Coming into contact with dangerous equipment and materials on a daily basis causes around 45 deaths a year in this industry
You may not do any of these jobs for a living but that doesn’t mean you won’t suffer an accident at work. If you do suffer an injury at work due to a slip, trip, and fall, mechanical failure or chemical spill that wasn’t your fault, you could well be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Who should you contact?
Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years experience of dealing with personal injury claims and could help you with your claim too. They work purely on a no win, no fee* basis.
They will compile all the evidence they need from you and let you know if they think you have a strong case. The questions they are likely to ask are:Open Claim Calculator
- Have you been injured in the last 3 years?
- Was the accident your fault or somebody else’s fault?
- Did you seek medical help after the accident?
- Where did the accident take place?
With their help you might just be able to get that valuable compensation that you are entitled to. Accident Advice Helpline will do all the work for you and usually there is no need to attend court, as most of the information is gathered over the phone.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.