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What Jobs See the Most Work Comp Claims in Nebraska?

Workers compensation is a form of coverage that provides medical and wage benefits to anyone who suffers a work-related injury or illness. It’s considered social insurance, but the coverage can vary from state to state.

In Nebraska, state law requires all employers to carry workers compensation insurance to cover any employee who is injured or develops a work-induced injury or illness. This applies to full-time, part-time, seasonal, and even temporary employees.

While workers compensation covers all employees under state law, there are a few jobs in which it is much more common to have to file a workers comp claim than others. Whether you’re facing one of these most dangerous jobs or a less-risky career, talk to a lawyer about your options when you’re hurt on the job. 

Construction Workers

Construction workers across all of the U.S. see the most workers comp claims, but working in Nebraska brings about specific challenges.

Nebraska can get very cold in the winter, and construction workers mostly work outdoors. For many months of the season, construction workers have to be outside in the cold elements doing their labor. Simply being cold can turn into hypothermia, and ice can form in this weather, leading to slip-and-fall accidents.

Another reason that construction workers see many work comp claims in Nebraska is that most construction work requires hard physical labor. That labor often, unfortunately, results in injury if the equipment is misused or malfunctions. 

Healthcare Workers

Healthcare workers are also another big portion of workers comp claims seen. Although working in healthcare may not seem as dangerous a job, there are many unseen risks that can result in needing to file a workers comp claim.

If you’re a healthcare worker that works inside a hospital, you are exposed to hundreds of different illnesses and diseases each day. Although most health care workers take the proper steps of safety and sanitation, sometimes the illnesses can still find their way in, leaving you with no choice but to file a work comp claim

Truck Drivers

As a truck driver, you spend long hours on the road, sometimes for days at a time. The longer you’re on the road, the more likely you are to have a truck accident. These accidents can lead to devastating damages. 

Even if you’re confident in your driving skills as a truck driver, there’s always a chance of an accident, whether it be falling asleep at the wheel, or even someone else on the road causing the accident where there is nothing that you can even do to avoid it. 

Law Enforcement and Emergency Services

Responding to emergency situations can be a dangerous occupation and career path. There’s always the risk of injury, often at the hands of others. There’s also a variety of different injuries you could suffer on the job, from gunshot wounds to a sprained ankle.

Emergency service workers are also subject to having to file claims because, in many cases, they have to drive at high speeds to address the emergency. When other drivers aren’t paying attention, accidents can happen, and your workers comp should cover the costs. 

Firefighters in particular may face serious injuries that require workers compensation. They deal with burning structures, which can lead to burns. Collapsing structures can cause burns, broken bones, internal bleeding, and other devastating injuries, which is why a workers comp claim is vital. 

File For Workers Comp With a Lawyer’s Help 

If you find yourself in a situation where you have been injured on the job or contracted a work-related illness, reach out to us to make sure you get the workers compensation that you deserve. We offer free consultations to discuss your workers comp options. 

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