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The safest and most dangerous first jobs

It’s that time of year. Miami high schools and colleges are readying for graduation ceremonies. Many graduates approach the big day with a mixture of excitement and anxiety, looking forward to landing their first full-time as young adults.

For many job-seekers, the most important factor in a job search is income, followed by the benefits (vacation, insurance, etc.) offered in various companies and industries. One component of employment sometimes overlooked is safety. Young men and women eager to land a first-time job sometimes don’t look carefully at which lines of work have the highest risk of on-the-job injuries.

Recent research indicates that many of the first-time jobs available in southern Florida come with significant risks of workplace injuries. At the very top of the list of most dangerous first jobs: welder. The job is tied with carpenter, drilling engineer and boilermaker for the positions with the greatest job hazard risks, as determined by personal finance site

At the other end of the safety spectrum: technical writer. That relatively safe job is tied with geophysicist and geologist as the positions least likely to result in workplace accidents and injuries.

Of course, it should be noted that no matter which job you hold or seek, it is possible to sustain an injury while working. A simple slip or trip in a quiet office can result in sprains, contusions or broken bones. It goes without saying that a similar mishap on a construction site has the potential to lead to much more serious harm.

Workers who have been injured on the job are typically eligible for Florida workers’ compensation benefits that include wage replacement and medical care. If you have been denied the benefits you deserve, contact a law firm with a track record of protecting workers and securing the compensation to which they’re entitled.

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