Transportation Workplace Injuries
From taxi drivers to distribution professionals, the transportation industry is extremely prone to accidents and injuries from vehicle accidents.
Accidents can happen at any moment, and the transportation industry is no exception. Braking too late, reckless driving, and inclement weather are just a couple of examples of how an ordinary work day can go entirely wrong. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration estimates that there are 17 deaths and 7 non-fatal injuries per 100,000 workers, meaning thousands of fatalities and injuries happen each year in the United States.
Common Transportation Workplace Accidents
Contact with objects. Employees with items inside the vehicle, such as boxes and packages, are at risk for boxes falling on them when turning and braking.
On the road accidents. The majority of transportation workplace accidents occur from being on the road, whether employees lose control of the wheel or strike another vehicle.
Slips and falls. Employees driving larger-sized vehicles such as trucks are at risk of falling from higher elevations.
Strains. Neck and back strains can develop from loading and unloading items from the vehicle.
Common Transportation Workplace Injuries
Driver employees have a physically demanding job that can have life-long consequences on the body. If you’ve been involved in a workplace injury and are seeking workers’ compensation benefits, Prior, Criner & Edwards Attorneys can help. Our lawyers have worked with many workers’ compensation cases in the transportation industry and have the experience and expertise to defend your rights. Contact us today so we can help assist you with your case.