Almost every job requires the use of vehicles at some point. Even office jobs sometimes have vehicles that workers use to move materials or products from place to place. With the use of and dependence on vehicles for work comes the increased risk of being involved in a serious vehicle accident. Unfortunately, many workplace accidents involve vehicle crashes that result in serious physical injuries to the employees who were operating the vehicles or those around the vehicles at the time. In these circumstances, it is likely that those involved may be eligible to apply for workers’ compensation after their accident.
Workers’ compensation often provides essential monetary support after a work-related accident and will usually come in the form of regular payments to injured workers. These payments can help injured employees pay for any costs that they incur as a result of their accident, including bills for medical treatment, physical therapy costs, costs of daily living, and possibly even income supplementation if their injuries are of such a nature that they are unable to return to their normal occupation. However, many workers forget about workers’ compensation when they are injured on the job and fail to file a claim that could provide them with much-needed financial support in this time of difficulty.
Vehicle Accident Injuries
Just like any other vehicle accident, work-related vehicle accidents often end in serious physical injuries for those involved. Some of the more common injuries resulting from such accidents include:
- -Broken bones / fractures
- -Neck / back injuries
- -Head injuries / brain trauma
- -Spinal cord injuries
- -Blood loss / abrasions
- -Burn injuries
These injuries can be costly to treat and might cost workers hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills. These high costs are part of the reason why workers should always consider their workers’ compensation options if their injuries are associated with performing their jobs.
If you or a person that you work with has been involved in a vehicle accident while on the job, you may be qualified for workers’ compensation. Contact an experienced injury lawyer today.