Any and all jobs that you work at will come with some kind of risk, but suffice it to say that some will be riskier than others once all has been said and is now out of the way. The reason behind this is that some jobs will require you to operate heavy machinery or be around something that is dangerous to even look at let alone stand next to. Working these jobs makes it more likely that you would suffer from some kind of a workplace injury than might have been the case otherwise even if your employer has taken out all the stops to ensure a safe enough environment.
If you end up getting injured on the job, you need to hire a lawyer right away. That’s especially true if your employer is refusing to pay you any kind of workman’s compensation. Getting injured can often result in you not being able to work for extended periods of time which would obviously mean that you’re not getting paid. You need that money to pay your rent and bills, and it would be exceedingly unfair for your boss to not take that into consideration.
A lawyer can help you sue them for trying to do this to you, and that might help you get even more money in the process. You can sue for the injury as well as the various forms of mental distress that occurred because they refused to give you compensation. Worker’s rights are essential in a modern and egalitarian society, so you should never be afraid to take what’s yours from the people that should have given it to you freely from the get go.