TIME Magazine recently ran a story titled The Most Dangerous States to Work in America—And the Most Dangerous Jobs to Have in Them, which listed states ranked by their workplace-injury rates.
According to TIME, the data used for the article was collected from 2011 U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, detailing the most dangerous industries by locations based on the rates of injuries that are serious enough to involve ‘days of job transfer or restriction’.
Oklahoma ranked fourth, in a tie with Connecticut, Kansas, Nevada, New Mexico, Wisconsin and Alabama, with 0.9 cases of injury or illnesses per 100 workers. Maine was first with a 1.4 rate, Indiana was second with a 1.1 rate and California was third with a 1.0 rate. The most dangerous jobs fields were occupations relating to amusement parks/arcades, animal slaughtering and processing, beverage manufacturing, foundries and nursing care facilities.
If you are ever injured on the job and unable to work for an extended period, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. The amount of money you may receive from a workers’ compensation claim or settlement may affect the amount of SSDI benefits you can receive. However, we suggest contacting our Tulsa Social Security disability attorney if you have questions about workers’ compensation and SSDI. Often, you can work with your employer to construct a settlement or payout in order to enable SSDI benefits.
Working with an experienced attorney will help you if you think you qualify for benefits. We offer free consultations, and you can reach us by phone at (918) 265-1404.
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