The workplace can be dangerous for countless reasons, from positions that involve the use of a certain type of machinery, heights and hazardous chemicals. It is important for those employed in many industries to be aware of the risk of a traffic collision. Not only do some workers pass away or suffer major injuries while they are driving to or from their place of work, but many are hurt on the job as well. Moreover, fatigue that is caused by overexertion at work or difficulty adjusting to a new schedule is responsible for many of these crashes.
Workers become fatigued for countless reasons. Some may be exhausted because they had a particularly hard day that involved a lot of physically demanding work, while others may have worked for too many hours. Some workers may not even realize that they are suffering from job-related fatigue and that their ability to drive safely has been adversely affected by their condition. Unfortunately, this can result in a motor vehicle collision, such as a crash that takes place during one’s workday. Those employed in certain fields may face a particularly high likelihood of being involved in a work-related traffic collision, such as taxi drivers, delivery truck drivers and other large truck drivers.
If you notice that you have become fatigued while you are at work, it is very important to do what you can to avoid a crash. If you have already been involved in a job-related accident, you may want to explore some of the legal options you might have.