Some people love the adrenalin rush of doing something that’s scary, a little dangerous and possibly comes with physical altercations. However, some people like to play it safe and take life easier. In certain professions, though, people don’t have a choice. These types of jobs put employees at risk every day because of the nature of the work and lead to more people filing first aid claims if they find themselves injured on a worksite. If you are a danger junky and injuries don’t phase you, then these three professions may be for you.
1. Pilots and Flight Engineers
Flying is a pretty safe way to travel, but civilian flyers spend much less time in a plane compared to the ones flying 8-hour or longer shifts. If there is an accident in an aircraft, a pilot usually always dies unless the plane is landed safely. Piloting is a physically and mentally demanding position that can lead to over-exhaustion if proper precautions aren’t adhered to. Since flying is a 24-hour mode of transportation, pilots can have unusual work hours that strands them for overnight layovers. This inconsistent timing can throw their inner clock off-kilter and leave pilots under rested, contributing to fainting or irregular bodily functions.
Someone who makes fishing their life loves water and all of the creatures embedded underneath the waves. Some fishers spend days or weeks at sea if they’re in a large-enough boat and deep-sea fishing. This poses additional risks to land-based jobs because the ocean can succumb to extreme weather. Once you’re on a boat and deep at sea, getting back can take days. In addition, it’s a rigorous profession because of the physicality involved in throwing nets, sorting fish and keeping the boat clean and on the right path. Lastly, this profession faces the risk of death from injuries because fishers can be in remote areas with little access to healthcare. If there’s an accident or injury, it can be harder to get in contact with a doctor making a small situation much worse.
In addition to being surrounded by huge trees that can fall over and hit workers on-site, loggers are also surrounded by big machinery that can do a lot of damage if not run properly. Logging is considered the most dangerous job and is 38 times more dangerous than any other regular job. Like fishing, loggers spend their time away from civilization in forests and other undeveloped areas while taking down trees. If a log or branch fell on top of somebody, getting them to a doctor would take a lot more time, and paramedics would also struggle to get to the location. All of these characteristics lead to why it’s so dangerous.
If you find yourself in one of these professions or any other job and end up hurt while working, there are ways to find hope and seek retribution for your pain, loss and injuries by working with a workers compensation attorney. Your dangerous job and possible catastrophe doesn’t have to define you and your life forever.