Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs
Police officers and security guards
College, school, or daycare workers
Hotels, restaurants, nightclubs & bar employees
Municipal township or state employees
Nursing home and convalescent workers
Firefighters, including volunteer and ambulance services
Body Parts Injured
14,269claims filed for men
9,317claims filed for women
The majority of injuries occur to men between the ages of 30 and 39. Workplace injuries occur to women later in life, between the ages of 50 and 59.
What People Should Know
Before Taking a Dangerous Job
- Nearly all Maryland employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to protect employees who are injured in workplace accidents or diagnosed with an occupational illness.
- Workers’ compensation benefits can include medical coverage, partial wage replacement, disability benefits, and death benefits.
- You must report a workplace injury within 10 days of the accident or within 1 year of being diagnosed with a job illness.
- A workers’ compensation lawyer can help prepare a workers’ compensation claim and represent injured employees in any disputes or appeals.