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Excessive hours and the risk of a work-related traffic injury

Workplace accidents occur for many different reasons, but those who find themselves on the road due to their job responsibilities face an especially high chance of being injured in a work-related traffic wreck. Delivery truck drivers, those who drive tow trucks for a living, semi-truck drivers and taxi drivers are some examples of workers who find themselves in this position. Furthermore, the chances of an accident may be even greater when someone is working overtime or has been behind the wheel for a very long amount of time.

If your job responsibilities involve driving, it is imperative to watch out for yourself on the road. If necessary, you may need to speak up and refuse to drive if you are too tired to operate a vehicle safely. Some drivers feel pressured to work excessively long hours, especially during peak seasons such as the holidays. Many different risk factors are responsible for the likelihood of a job-related traffic crash, such as depression, anxiety and fatigue due to difficult shifts.

If you were hurt while carrying out your job duties, many different challenges may be a part of your daily reality. For example, you could have problems as a result of a serious injury, such as a lot of pain and financial issues due to medical bills. Moreover, some people cannot work any longer because they were hurt in a crash that renders them unable to walk or safely operate a vehicle ever again. You should look into your legal options closely if these challenges are present.

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