On-the-Job Motor Vehicle Accidents
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In today’s day and age of expedient service and same-day deliveries,
there is an increasing number occupations that require employees to regularly
set out on public roadways. From mail couriers and food delivery crews
to commercial truck drivers and shuttle staff, all sorts of careers involve
transportation directly related to necessary duties. What many employers
do not realize, or do not want to accept, is that by taking a worker out
of the office or retail location and requiring them to embark on a trip
across town puts that employee at an increased risk of injury.
Oftentimes, when an employee is hurt while driving on-the-job, they find
themselves in a predicament of trying to get their parent company to accept
responsibility. What many employers try to claim is that they are only
accountable for accidents that happen at “home base” or the
office. At Pacific Workers’ Compensation Law Center, our Oakland
workers’ comp attorneys are dedicated to bringing fair representation
to people in such seemingly one-sided situations.
Common Dangers Involving Motor Vehicles at Work
Workers who traverse public roadways to fulfill the duties as described
in their job title are not necessarily the only ones in danger of on-the-job
motor vehicle accidents. There are plenty of occupations that require
the operation of mobile, heavy machinery. Without proper training or maintenance,
these helpful machines can become dangerous to
Motor vehicles that frequently pose a hazard to workers include:
- Motorized pallet jacks
- Mining equipment
- Lawn care equipment
For many other workers, driving a vehicle is essentially the backbone of
their professions. While it might be expected for them to get ample coverage
in case of a car accident, this is not a guarantee. It may be necessary
for them to get help and guidance from a professional lawyer instead.
In the past, we have represented workers who spend much of their time on
the road, such as:
Why We Should Be Your Go-To Source of Legal Representation
When you have suffered a workplace accident – or an injury caused
by an offsite traffic collision – there is more to your case than
just a price tag on your recovery. Your entire livelihood could be on
the line. If you are unable to recuperate properly after your accident,
you might lose the ability to function at work at all and find yourself
with little to no income.
Since so much is hanging in the balance, you need confident and experienced
advocacy in your corner. At the Pacific Workers’ Compensation Law
Center, our Oakland attorneys have chosen to focus the entirety of the
workers’ comp claims and cases. With
65+ years of combined experience and an AV® Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®,
we have been able to establish a respectable name for ourselves in the Bay Area.
Contact our firm today to request a
free case evaluation with compassionate and knowledgeable team.