Minnesotans spend a lot of time in the car. For anyone who isn't a professional driver, that time is usually for personal errands, not for the job. Even if you aren't a driver by trade, it's possible that you might get in an accident while doing something for your work. Workers' compensation is available to employees who are hurt on the job, including injuries sustained in a car accident.
The severity of a workplace injury varies significantly, from mild sprains and bruises to paralysis and even death. In 2016, which is the most recent full-year data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 5,190 workplace fatalities in the US. That number continues an alarming increase in recent years, which we talked about previously.
As a radiologist, you help many people find out if they've broken bones or if they have other problems in their bodies. Unfortunately, X-rays themselves are incredibly dangerous if handled inappropriately. Those who work with X-ray technology have a higher risk of certain kinds of cancers, for example.