Many construction sites require the use of specialized motor vehicles. In many cases, these vehicles can pose a serious risk to employee safety if they are not operated safely and responsibly. In addition, these vehicles require consistent and thorough maintenance and safety inspections in order to ensure that mechanical defects do not result in workplace injuries.
Unfortunately, Work Vehicle Accidents happen with alarming regularity. Some of the statistics about these types of workplace accidents are shocking:
- According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 1,700 deaths occur every year due to occupational transportation accidents.
- On average, occupational transportation accidents account for more than 38% of all occupational injury-related fatalities.
- Highway vehicles, as well as farming, construction, logging and mining vehicles make up a majority of occupational transportation fatalities.
Employers are required to oversee the operation and inspection of all vehicles used in service of a construction project. This includes keeping detailed records of when vehicles were last inspected and addressing potential safety hazards quickly and effectively. It also includes providing the proper guidance and safety training to any employee that will be operating a vehicle on a work site. Additionally, employees that operate these vehicles must follow the proper safety guidelines at all times in order to protect their fellow employees.
If you or a loved one suffered injury or death due resulting from a work vehicle accident that was the result of negligence, you will need an experienced New York and New Jersey Construction Accident Lawyer by your side to help protect your rights.
Construction Accident Claims are complex, but at Fellows Hymowitz Rice we will fight hard to protect your rights and secure the best possible outcome you and your family. We help people every day that are injured in Construction Accidents that were not their fault, and we can help you too.
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