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Occupations Most Likely to End in Disability

Every 15 cents of every tax dollar paid into Social Security goes into a trust that pays disabled workers who can no longer perform their jobs, or any other job that earns them $1,260 a month, according to the Social Security Administration. Workers who earn enough lifetime credits (one credit is earned by earning $1,410) may qualify for Social Security Disability. In order to qualify, you must have a permanently disabling injury that renders you unable to earn the above stated $1,260 per month threshold, and have earned 40 credits. You can earn up to four credits per year, so the fastest that one can earn 40 credits is in 10 years, even if they earn a substantial amount on an annual basis. Social Security Disability Insurance benefits are a crucial financial tool for millions of Americans and their families, and these benefits are typically used at much higher rates among the most dangerous occupations. Listed below are the top 10 most dangerous types of civilian jobs.

Bureau of Labor Statistics Ranking for Most Dangerous Jobs

The average occupation fatality rate is 3.5 fatalities per 100,000 full time workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Obviously, some types of occupations are much more hazardous than the average. For example, working as a welder on high rise buildings is probably a bit more risky than working as a librarian. The most dangerous jobs—those that have the highest fatality rates per 100,000 workers—are also the most likely to end in serious, debilitating injury. The top 10 most dangerous civilian occupations are listed below.

  1. Logging—Fatality rate of 97.6 per 100,000 full time workers (28 times more dangerous than the average job);
  2. Fishing—Fatality rate of 77.4 per 100,000 full time workers;
  3. Pilots and Flight Engineers—Fatality rate of 58.9 per 100,000 full time workers;
  4. Roofers—Fatality rate of 51.5 per 100,000 full time workers;
  5. Garbage and Recycling Collectors—Fatality rate of 44.3per 100,000 full time workers;
  6. Truck Drivers and Sales Drivers—Fatality rate of  26 per 100,000 full time workers;
  7. Agricultural Workers—Fatality rate of 24.7 per 100,000 full time workers;
  8. Structural and Iron/Steel Workers—Fatality rate of 23.6 per 100,000 full time workers;
  9. First Line Construction Workers—Fatality rate of 21 per 100,000 full time workers; and
  10. First Line Landscapers—Fatality rate of 20.2 per 100,000 full time workers. 

Call Our Orlando Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits Attorneys For Help

Qualifying for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits is difficult. You must submit a mountain of paperwork detailing your injury, current earnings, and work history. On top of that, your disabling injury will be put under quite a bit of scrutiny, as only specific injuries qualify an injured worker for SSDI benefits. Many permanently injured workers are denied, and give up hope. If you were denied SSDI benefits, we can help. Call an Orlando Social Security disability attorney at the Law Offices of Shea A. Fugate, P.A. to schedule a consultation today.





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