Jobs With Auto Accident Injury Risks
While motor vehicle collisions that occur on your way to or from work are not compensable through the Florida workers’ compensation system, there are a wide variety of jobs in Pompano Beach and throughout South Florida that require employees to drive as part of their job duties. It is critical for workers and their families to know that any injury that arises out of the course of employment—including car or truck accidents that occur during driving duties—may be compensable through the Florida workers’ compensation system. One of our experienced South Florida workers’ compensation lawyers can assess your case for you today and discuss options for seeking workers’ compensation benefits.
What types of jobs most often involve tasks or duties that can result in auto accident injuries? According to an article in Automotive Fleet, the following are the types of jobs that have the highest risk of motor vehicle accidents.
Various types of workers are “travel” workers, such as traveling social workers, traveling nurses, and other similar parties. According to Automotive Fleet, travel workers have the highest rate of injuries in motor vehicle accidents.
Human Resources Professionals
Human resources (HR) professionals are frequently required to travel for work, and it is important to know that being on the road (or in flight, for example) to attend a work-related conference or other event can result in workers’ compensation benefits if an injury occurs en route to one of these events.
Information Technology Workers
Information technology (IT) workers may be required to travel for work-related conferences, but they also may be required to travel in order to attend to IT issues at other job locations or business sites. If an injury occurs on the road, an IT worker may be eligible to seek financial compensation by filing a workers’ compensation claim.
Real Estate Agents
So much of a real estate agent’s job involves driving, including taking and picking up for sale signs at properties, traveling to properties to take photographs and to assess them for sale, traveling to properties in order to stage them for potential buyers, and traveling with potential buyers to various residential and commercial properties that are listed for sale. Car accidents can occur when a real estate agent is doing his or her job and is on the road, and these injuries may be compensable through the Florida workers’ compensation system.
Construction workers routinely do work on roads and highways, and they also operate vehicles that can include trucks, cranes, and other types of motor vehicles. When an accident occurs while construction is underway, an injured construction worker may be eligible to file a claim for financial compensation.
Contact a Pompano Beach Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Do you have questions about seeking workers’ compensation benefits for an injury you sustained in an auto accident or while traveling? One of our Pompano Beach workers’ compensation lawyers can begin working with you today on your case. Although commuting-related injuries are not covered by workers’ compensation, we want to emphasize that many types of car accidents and injuries sustained while traveling can be compensable through the Florida workers’ compensation system. Contact the Law Offices of David M. Benenfeld, P.A. to learn more about how we can assist you.