Though many NJ employees don’t work in an inherently dangerous environment, every workplace carries the potential for employee injury or illness—particularly in 2020. Workers faced the daily hazards typical to their jobs and the potential for exposure to an extremely potent disease. 

According to the NJ Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 report, private industry employees reported 75,800 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses for that year—2.9 cases per 100 full-time workers, on average. This statistic is 0.2 cases above the national average for that year. 

If you live in New Jersey and have recently faced illness or injury on the job, you may be entitled to compensation. The attorneys at Stan Gregory are standing by to discuss your case—contact us today to learn how we can help. 

10 Most Dangerous Industries in 2020, Ranked

Below, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 most dangerous industries in NJ from least to most hazardous. 

1. Professional and Business Services

Total recordable cases of illness or injury: 0.8 per 100 full-time employees. 

Incidents with days away from work, job transfer, or restriction: 0.5 per 100 full-time employees.

2. Information Services 

Total recordable cases of illness or injury: 1.2 per 100 full-time employees. 

Incidents with days away from work, job transfer, or restriction: 0.9 per 100 full-time employees.

3. Construction

Total recordable cases of illness or injury: 2.1 per 100 full-time employees. 

Incidents with days away from work, job transfer, or restriction: 1.3 per 100 full-time employees.

4. Natural Resources and Mining 

Total recordable cases of illness or injury: 2.4 per 100 full-time employees. 

Incidents with days away from work, job transfer, or restriction: 2.1 per 100 full-time employees.

5. Manufacturing

Total recordable cases of illness or injury: 2.6 per 100 full-time employees. 

Incidents with days away from work, job transfer, or restriction: 1.7 per 100 full-time employees.

6. Leisure and Hospitality

Total recordable cases of illness or injury: 2.9 per 100 full-time employees. 

Incidents with days away from work, job transfer, or restriction: 1.4 per 100 full-time employees.

7. Trade, Transportation, and Utilities

Total recordable cases of illness or injury: 2.9 per 100 full-time employees.

Incidents with days away from work, job transfer, or restriction: 2.2 per 100 full-time employees.

8. State Government 

Total recordable cases of illness or injury: 3.0 per 100 full-time employees.

Incidents with days away from work, job transfer, or restriction: 2.2 per 100 full-time employees.

9. Local Government

Total recordable cases of illness or injury: 4.5 per 100 full-time employees.

Incidents with days away from work, job transfer, or restriction: 3.1 per 100 full-time employees.

10. Education and Health Services

Total recordable cases of illness or injury: 6.8 per 100 full-time employees.

Incidents with days away from work, job transfer, or restriction: 5.3 per 100 full-time employees.

Have you been injured on the job? Contact Stan Gregory Today. 

Have you worked in one of the above industries and experienced a work-related injury or illness? Contact Stan Gregory today for a free, no-obligation consultation. 

We’ll support you through workers’ compensation claims, personal injury cases, and more!