Car Accidents While on the Job

car accidents while on the jobIn our increasingly mobile world, many employers call on their workforces to be mobile, too. That means that more employees are on the road in order to perform their jobs. Despite training and safety initiatives, accidents do happen. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) calls vehicle accidents “the number one killer of employees.”

When Driving is Your Job, Accidents Can Happen

Nationwide, employees drive thousands of miles each day to carry out their jobs.

Annually, nearly 30,000 employees in private industry are injured on the job in highway accidents.

On-the-job injuries from highway accidents are more likely to happen to employees who work in the following occupations:

  • Taxi drivers
  • Chauffeurs
  • Truck drivers
  • Telecommunications workers
  • Emergency Medical Technicians

Source: U.S. Department of Labor

The car accident attorneys and workers’ compensation lawyers at Freeman Injury Law represent clients injured in a car accident in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie and the surrounding areas. If you’ve been injured in the course of your work duties, call for a confidential consultation. Don’t depend on your employer to represent your best interests – you need lawyers who understand the unique circumstances that accompany job-related accidents.

Responsible organizations have developed extensive safety programs in an effort to reduce the likelihood that their workers will be involved in traffic crashes. Certainly, employers don’t want the medical expenses, property damage, productivity losses and other costs that arise as a result of traffic accidents involving their employees.

What factors figure into on-the-job traffic accidents? The NHTSA blames excessive speed for one in four crashes that kill employees. It adds that more than half of the drivers involved in such accidents were operating vehicles while under the influence of alcohol.

The NHTSA has joined forces with interested employers to sponsor traffic safety programs aimed at helping to reduce the number of deaths and painful injuries that occur as a result of traffic crashes involving employees. However, thousands of injuries and deaths happen each year because of on-the-job vehicle accidents.

If you or someone you care about has been injured in a traffic accident while working, contact the Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyers and workers’ compensation attorneys at Freeman Injury Law to inquire about your rights to compensation. Freeman Injury Law’s experienced car accident lawyers will speak with you free of charge – there are no fees unless we recover a settlement for you. When injuries or wrongful death occur because of a work-related vehicle crash, don’t be confused by insurance companies or an employer’s red tape. Get the help you need from Freeman Injury Law.

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