In almost every line of work, there is the potential for employees to suffer a workplace injury. For some occupations, however, the risk can be significantly greater. In Jasper, and elsewhere, construction workers are among the most common employees to be injured on the job. These injuries can range in severity from very minor to fatal and can significantly impact an employee's future ability to work.
An injury can be sustained in any line of work. An Alabama worker in some industries or job functions can have an inherently higher rate of being involved in a work-related injury than others. Construction, mining and transportation are among these industries. When an employee is injured on the job, one means by which he or she can receive help is through the system of workers’ compensation.
Alabama employees in any industry can be at risk for contracting illnesses or being injured in the line of duty. A work-related injury can leave a worker unable to work for a short time or for an extended period of time, resulting in serious financial hardship from lost wages. Such a challenge can be in addition to sometimes painful physical or emotional components of the injury. In extreme situations, death even occurs.