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Dangerous Occupations

Experienced Miami Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Pursuing Maximum Benefit Awards on Behalf of Injured Employees

Dangerous OccupationsWhile workplace accidents happen in every position in every industry, some jobs are simply more dangerous than others. Workers employed in these dangerous occupations face very real dangers on a daily basis. Occasionally, employees will fall victim to a workplace accident or develop an occupational disease. When disaster strikes, it is important those employed in dangerous occupations understand their rights under the Florida workers’ compensation system.

At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, our dedicated team of Miami workers’ compensation lawyers has more than 45 years of experience connecting our clients with benefits on account of their injuries. We understand the challenges you’re facing in the aftermath of an accident and are here to offer our professional support and experience. We provide free consultations to all injured workers, so give us a call to learn more about your options today.

What Are the Most Dangerous Occupations in Florida

Below are some of the most dangerous occupations in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and across South Florida.

Agricultural Worker Injuries

Agricultural workers face significant risks, primarily from machinery, exposure to chemicals, and environmental elements. Nationally, farming is one of the most hazardous industries, with a high rate of fatal injuries.

Delivery Driver Injuries

Delivery drivers encounter dangers such as traffic accidents, heavy lifting, and long hours of driving. Roadway incidents are a major cause of occupational fatalities.

Healthcare Worker Injuries

Healthcare workers often experience injuries from overexertion, patient handling, and needlestick injuries. This sector reports a high number of nonfatal injuries and illnesses.

Truck Driver Injuries

Similar to delivery drivers, truck drivers primarily face risks from vehicular accidents. The transportation sector accounts for a significant portion of workplace fatalities due to roadway incidents.

Construction Worker Injuries

Construction is known for its high injury rates due to falls, struck-by incidents, and equipment accidents. This sector is one of the most dangerous in terms of both fatal and nonfatal injuries.

Roofer Injuries

Roofers face extreme risks from falls, the leading cause of death in construction jobs. The elevated nature of their work contributes significantly to their risk profile.

Manufacturing Worker Injuries

Workers in the manufacturing sector face hazards from machinery, material handling, and chemical exposures. Although not the highest in fatality rates, the sector sees a considerable number of nonfatal injuries.

Office Worker Injuries

Office environments are generally considered safer than many other workplace settings, but they are not without hazards. Common injuries include those related to ergonomic issues, such as repetitive strain injuries and accidents like slips, trips, and falls, often due to poor workspace layout or improper cable management.

Airline and Airport Employee Injuries

Employees working in airlines and airports face a variety of risks depending on their specific roles. Baggage handlers and ground crew might experience injuries related to heavy lifting and operating ground vehicles. In contrast, flight attendants can be injured by turbulence, handling of heavy items overhead, or during emergency evacuations. Fatal injuries, though less common, can occur during severe accidents or airside operations.

Remote Worker Injuries

While remote work significantly reduces risks related to commuting and some types of workplace accidents, it introduces other challenges, primarily ergonomic and mental health-related. Poor home office setups can lead to musculoskeletal issues. Additionally, the blurring of work-life boundaries often contributes to increased stress and related health problems.

Have You Missed Work Due to an On-the-Job Injury?

If you unfortunately suffered a serious workplace injury limiting your ability to work, it is important you understand your rights under the Florida workers’ compensation system. At the Miami workplace injury law firm of Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, our lawyers have more than 45 years of experience connecting clients with meaningful compensation and medical benefits, giving them the ability to overcome their injuries and get back on their feet. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer in Fort Lauderdale or Miami, call (305) 448-8585. You can also connect with us through our secure online contact form.

Client Reviews
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Carolyn Frank and her firm represented me on a workers compensation injury case, under the defense base act. She did a excellent job from the moment I contacted her until 3 years later the case was settled. Every benefit I was entitled too, Carolyn fought hard to secure. E-mails and phone calls were always returned promptly. Definitely 5 star rating. Daniel
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I can't express how grateful I am for Elizabeth Estrada, attorney, and Elizabeth Cantin, secretary, for all the hard work in order to defend me in my time of need. My lawyer and secretary spent time explaining each step and what was to be expected. Because of this I felt a part of the whole process and understood what was going on. Thank you so much for all your hard work!
 Nicole D.
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Attorney Elizabeth Estrada did an amazing job representing one of my family members. She is knowledgeable, genuine, trustworthy, and one of the most hard working attorneys that I know. She was readily available to assist my family member throughout the entire process. I felt confident my family was in great hands. Krystine C.
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Carolyn is very professional. Honest since the beginning of the process till the end. She set up a game plan with you at the consultation and makes it happen. Peterlee G.
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I would like to thank the staff of Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, P.A. The staff is professional. My attorney, Ronald Rodman, was responsive towards my email and a great advocate on my behalf for my car accident. I highly recommend this office. I hope that I will not get in a car accident again, but if I do, I'm calling Mr. Rodman. Orlando R.