According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2015 77 people died in occupational transportation incidents. Countless others were injured in on-the-job vehicle accidents. When an employee is required to operate a motor vehicle while working, their employer must exercise reasonable due diligence to reduce the likelihood of injury to the employee and/or others on the road.
Employers should have adequate safety policies in place, and absolutely must abide by industry specific requirements (for instance, most commercial truckers are required to log their trips, which reduces the likelihood of a tired or overworked drivers causing serious crashes). In addition to implementing safety policies, employers are also expected to monitor driver behavior and performance to ensure policies are followed.
If you were injured in a motor vehicle crash on the job, or if you were injured by a company driver or trucker, contact a personal injury attorney today. These cases are often complex and are best handled by an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney.