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Most Common and At-risk Employment Sectors in Suffolk County

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Posted On: July 12, 2018
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Jul 12, 2018

Most Common and At-risk Employment Sectors in Suffolk County  

According to census information[1], the most common employment sectors in Suffolk County are (from highest to lowest):

  • Healthcare and social assistance (e.g. nursing, home health aides)
  • Educational services (e.g. elementary, middle, secondary and postsecondary teachers)
  • Retail (e.g. salespeople, cashiers)
  • Construction
  • Professional, scientific and tech services
  • Manufacturing
  • Accommodation and food service
  • Transportation and warehousing 

The United States Department of Labor states that healthcare workers are at the highest risk of any occupation for nonfatal injury. Other employees at high risk for nonfatal injuries at work are:

  • Truck and taxi drivers
  • Laborers and stock workers
  • Construction workers
  • Janitors and cleaners
  • Police officers
  • Firefighters
  • Corrections officers[2] 

Fatal work injuries are most commonly sustained by those in the transportation sector, including truck, taxi and farm tractor drivers. Construction workers and animal care professionals (e.g. veterinarians, wildlife rehabilitators) are also at higher risk for fatal work injuries.[3] 

With the most common employment sectors on Long Island also those at greatest risk for injury, the attorneys at Gilbert, Blaszcyk & Milburn are here to help the hard-working people of Long Island navigate the workers’ compensation system and secure the benefits they deserve. 

Feel free to contact the law offices of Gilbert, Blaszcyk & Milburn for a free consultation on your possible claim. 

[1] https://datausa.io/profile/geo/suffolk-county-ny/#health

[2] https://www.bls.gov/news.release/osh2.nr0.htm

[3] https://www.bls.gov/news.release/cfoi.nr0.htm