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Work-related hazards involving transportation

On Behalf of | Mar 23, 2020 | Workers' Compensation

There are many dangers in the workplace, especially for those employed in certain fields. In this blog, we will take a closer look at transportation and the role this plays in many of the accidents that occur on job sites across the country. While those who operate vehicles for a living face these risks on a regular basis (such as truck drivers and taxi drivers), those employed in many other fields also encounter risks related to transportation. Sadly, these accidents result in many fatalities and cause debilitating injuries.

There are a lot of ways in which people are involved in work-related accidents related to transportation, whether they are injured in a traffic accident on the road or sustain an injury while goods are delivered to their place of work. For example, someone riding in a vehicle with their employer or manager faces the risk of an accident, as well as someone who has to walk near traffic for one reason or another. Moreover, when a delivery truck brings products or materials to one’s place of work, this also presents the risk of an accident and some are especially likely due to hazards that are not addressed.

Some people, such as those who work in road construction, regularly encounter these risks, while others are only exposed to transportation-related hazards at work once in a while. However, those who do not have familiarity with these risk factors are often especially likely to find themselves in the middle of an accident. Our website covers a wide range of issues related to workplace accidents and some of the legal strategies to recover from an incident on the job.