Many workers in Colorado need to drive as part of their job. There are many new businesses which rely on their workers to drive. Unfortunately, more and more of these workers are involved in car accidents, some of which are serious, causing significant injuries or even fatalities.
There are many occupations which require their workers to drive. For example, there are a growing number of home health care workers who travel to Colorado residents’ homes, along with the conventional driving workers such as truck drivers, police officers and clerical workers. A provider of workers compensation in Colorado, Pinnacol Assurance, has found that around 1,500 Colorado residents file car accident claims because of a work-related accident every year.
When an employee is injured on the job it can affect their health and their financial well-being. A personal injury attorney can help their client with their car accident claim, if they decide to pursue one. If negligence was found to be a factor in the accident – particularly if caused by another driver, compensation may be sought for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.
With more workers needing to drive for their job, it is important that every Colorado driver be as safe as possible on the roadway. Even the most careful drivers can be involved in an accident due to no fault of their own, resulting in financial loss and injuries that can take months to recover from. Fortunately, workers injured while driving may have legal options for pursuing the financial resources they need to become whole again.