Although some jobs and hobbies carry greater injury risks than others, you can’t always avoid getting hurt. Among the most risky jobs are those held by construction workers, farmers, truck and sales drivers, aircraft pilots/engineers, and those who collect our garbage and recyclable materials. Roofers, fishers and their helpers – as well as mining machine operators and logging workers -- are also at special risk when they go to work each day.
Have you been injured on the job due to an unsafe workplace -- or the negligence of another party? If so, you need to contact Fort Worth job accident attorney Tom Hall. He’s been representing injured workers like you for over 25 years. He can discuss the facts of your case with you and help you determine if the facts justify filing a separate civil lawsuit, in addition to a workers’ compensation case.
Mr. Hall is board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. You can contact the Fort Worth offices of work accident attorney Tom Hall by calling 1-817-831-6100 today. Ask to schedule your FREE consultation.
Here are some additional facts about dangerous/fatal job incidents and injuries incurred while pursuing high-risk hobbies.
Number of Workers Who Died on the Job in 2013
- Construction workers: 215 were hurt while working on various buildings and properties
- Farmers, ranchers, agricultural managers: 220
- Drivers/sales and truck drivers: 748
- Electrical and power-line installers and repair workers: 27
- Aircraft pilots and flight engineers: 63
- Roofers: 69
- Logging workers: 59
- Mining machine operators: 16
- Refuse/garbage and recyclable materials collectors: 33
- Fishers/related workers: 27
- Police and detective work
- Guards – working in prisons and elsewhere
- Auto mechanics
On their days off, many Americans still enjoy pursuing high-risk hobbies. Here’s a bit more information about these activities.
Many Hobbies Pose High Injury Risks – And Can Raise Your Insurance Premiums
While some people earn a living by pursuing the following activities, others just view them as hobbies, sporting events or “thrill-seeking” adventures. Should you personally enjoy any of the activities named below, keep in mind that they can cause your life insurance premiums to be raised -- if you take part in them regularly – or even on a fairly frequent basis:
- Both base and bungee jumping
- Racing events for cyclists, as well as drivers of cars and powerboats
- Scuba diving
- Sky diving
- White water rafting
- Parachuting; hot air ballooning
- Hang gliding
- Rock climbing; mountaineering
If you’ve recently suffered serious injuries on the job due to the negligence of another – or if you believe your injuries were due solely to faulty equipment you used while pursuing a hobby, you should contact the Fort Worth Law Offices of personal injury attorney Tom Hall. He’s been representing clients like you for over 25 years. He’s also board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.