It seems that there is never one answer to what job involves the highest risk of work injuries. Many annual studies find that emergency responders and construction workers face some of the highest risks of workplace injuries. While that is undoubtedly true, another unexpected group has surpassed them in recent years.
Anyone who suffers a severe injury depends on first responders, such as emergency medical technicians (EMTs), to help them when they need it the most.
Workers' compensation benefits can afford Maryland employees the time they need to heal after a severe work injury. Since the benefits often cover medical bills and lost wages, they can reduce an employee's worries as they recover.
Why is it so difficult to take a break from work? Maybe employers hold their employees to high standards and urge them to meet specific productivity goals. Or, employees are passionate about their career and devote a considerable amount of time to their work.
Whether they are still in high school or back home from college, many Maryland teenagers and young adults search for summer jobs to make a little extra cash and gain essential work experience.
Teachers are not included in the lists of the professions that face the highest risk of workplace injuries. Many consider schools to be “low-risk” workplaces. After all, working with children in the classroom should not involve significant hazards.
Long-term injuries that compound over time are silent threats to many Maryland workers. Even though jobs like construction work often involve a higher risk of injury, desk jobs and assembly line work often lead to long-term work injuries as well.
For many people, hearing loss comes with age. And that is only natural after years of exposure to noise levels above the 85-decibel range.
Unfortunately, nearly half of Social Security Disability claims are denied at the initial application. The high rate of these denials leaves many Marylanders suffering severe injuries without benefits. As a threshold question, a person qualifies for benefits when they have either been out of work for one year due to a medical condition, or a doctor indicates they will be out of work for the foreseeable year. That considered, a Social Security administrator may still deny a person's Claim.
Many people connect repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) to the commonly known carpal tunnel syndrome. So, many also connect RSIs with individuals who work in office jobs.