The U.S Department of Transportation (DOT) reports that about 13.3 million people work in transportation-related jobs in the U.S. This means that over nine percent of the workforce regularly operate vehicles as part of their jobs, which can include:
Whether you drive a semi-truck across the country or a school bus on a local route each day, you are at risk of being injured in a vehicle accident if you work in transportation.
Some people are fortunate enough to walk away from a vehicle accident relatively unscathed, though others have a much different experience. Some common injuries that might result from on-the-job vehicle accidents include:
All of the above require immediate medical attention, so you can get a proper diagnosis and begin treatment right away. If you are in a work-related accident, always notify your employer and do not hesitate to head straight to the emergency room. The right case can often limit the long-term effects of an injury.
Your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance should cover your medical expenses and a percentage of your lost wages due to your work-related injuries. In some cases, another driver may be liable for the accident, in which case you might have a private insurance claim against their policy, as well. Always discuss all of your options for recovery with a workers’ compensation lawyer in Southern California.
The law firm Jackson & Jackson helps clients with workers’ compensation claims after many types of workplace accidents, including vehicle crashes. Call (562) 269-5394 or contact us online for a free case evaluation with a Southern California workers’ compensation attorney.