Work Related Auto Accidents
Driving safety at work is something that all employers and employees should be aware of. Auto accidents are the leading cause of injury and death for all age groups and many auto accidents occur during the workday. According to The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) these accidents “cost employers an average of $60 billion annually in medical care, legal expenses, property damage, and lost productivity”. Auto accidents drive up the cost of employee health insurance and worker’s compensation. What’s more, it’s hard to ignore the huge emotional tax that accident’s have on families and workplace teams.
Tragically statistics show that many auto related accidents are preventable. A great way to keep people safe and reduce accident related expenses is for employers to implement a required defensive driving training in the workplace. A good place for employers to learn more is at the National Safety Council’s (NSC) safe driving informational web site. The NSC has current defensive driving employee training programs that exceed even OSHA recommendations.
At Bledsoe Law Office, we represent workers who have been employed in a variety of industries and have been injured in work related auto accidents. In addition to the personal injury matter, you may be entitled to file a third party claim. We help injured people recover from insurance companies and their own company’s insurance provider. The victims from an auto accident can be left with serious injuries, high medical bills and even lost income which may exceed what workers compensation is willing to provide. The dedicated staff at the Bledsoe Law Office believes that you, the victim, deserve fair compensation. Our office will negotiate with insurance companies, workers compensation as well as litigate on your behalf in a court of law, all to obtain fair compensation for our clients.