You didn't expect today to be any different from any other day at work. You started on time, were wearing all the right protective equipment and were having a pretty normal day.
You have to complete a route for your job, and part of doing that route is being out in public. You have to go to people's homes, and that means that you're exposed to their pets.
When you're working outside, one thing you may have to watch out for is bug bites. While they may seem minor, stings and bites can lead to life-threatening situations for some people. Additionally, some bug bites can cause serious diseases.
Teachers have a difficult job. They're exposed to hazards every day, including disgruntled students and parents in some instances.
In a recent study, it was found that Illinois' workers' compensation claims are higher than in most other states. A May 20 news report describes the reasoning behind Illinois having some of the highest workers' compensation costs in the United States: The state has one of the highest legal-medical expenses for each claim and the highest number of claims leading to medical and legal expenses.
After you're involved in a work accident, you may not be able to do the things you could before. You might have lost a limb, suffered a head injury or have another condition that impacts your ability to do the job you had before. You may think you'll never be able to go back to gainful employment again.