Security guards face a set of hazards different from that of the average worker. These workers are more likely to be fatally injured while working, especially by homicide, but are less likely to incur a nonfatal injury or illness than workers in general, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Security guards include store and facility guards, bodyguards, bouncers, armored car guards, and watch guards. Their duties typically include guarding, patrolling, or monitoring premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules. Often times, we will see these guards at malls, apartment housing, parking decks, shopping plazas, bars, clubs, etc.
Note: This category does not include police and other law enforcement officers. We have listed the details for other emergency personnel here.
Common injuries or accidents that security officers may see include:
- Slip & Falls from uneven sidewalks, lack of routine maintenance, insufficient lighting, failure to place proper warning signs, etc.
- Transportation Incidents
- Overexertion Injuries
- Exposure to Harmful Substances, such as, a hazardous fire, spilled chemical or harmful liquid, or from a lack of proper safety procedures
If you have been injured on the job as a security officer of any sort, please contact Kaufman Law for help with your potential case. If your loved one has experienced death as a result of their security job, we can help answer any questions you have regarding compensation. Contact us here.