Which Illinois Workers Are Most Likely To Get Hurt On The Job?

At least 100,000 Illinois workers are injured on the job every year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics — and these are just the injuries and illnesses that employers know about and report.

Not surprisingly, injuries and illnesses are more common in some industries than others. For example, in 2016, the rate of workplace injury or illness was almost eight times higher in the natural resources and mining sector than in the financial sector.

However, some service industry jobs have injury and illness rates as high as or higher than manufacturing and production jobs. Here are five industries with above average rates of nonfatal workplace injuries and illness in the private sector:

  • Natural resources and mining
  • Manufacturing
  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Education and health services
  • Leisure and hospitality

While some industries are riskier than others, your specific job affects the risks you are actually exposed to. Within the health services industry, a nurse is more likely to be exposed to hazardous conditions than a hospital administrator, for example.

We Help Workers In All Industries Seek Compensation

At Gesmer & Reynolds, P.C., we understand that all jobs carry risk of injury or illness. Our experienced attorneys help people in a wide range of professions and industries navigate the Illinois workers' compensation system and receive the benefits they need to recover from job-related injuries and illnesses.

We believe that regular communication between lawyers and clients is important to the success of a case. You will work directly with one of our two experienced lawyers from the beginning to the end of your case.

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We're passionate about helping our clients overcome challenges. We invite you to schedule a free initial consultation to learn more about how we can help you. Call our Rockford office at 815-968-1000 or contact us online.