On November 1st of this year, two construction workers were thrown from the back of a truck at a work site on State Highway 35. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), whose job it is to ensure that workers have access to safe and humane working conditions, has launched an investigation of the incident.
The accident happened, officials say, when the driver of the truck – headed northbound – was distracted. He then ran off the road, into a large dirt mound. Apparently, he was traveling at a high enough speed to launch the truck into the air.
OSHA’s investigation will conclude whether all safety procedures were being followed at the time of the accident. If it is determined that all safety procedures were being followed properly, and there was no negligence on the part of the workers, they should be awarded compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering through the construction company’s insurance.
Whether the fault lies with the company or with the driver, both workers who were injured would benefit from hiring Houston car accident attorneys. If the accident is deemed to be the fault of the driver, then the injured will need to sue him for compensation. If it’s the fault of their employer, they will be directed to discuss the matter with their employer’s insurance company.
Houston car accident attorneys, like Kirkendall Dwyer LLP, advise against speaking about your case without representation when you’ve been injured. It’s likely that you don’t know how much compensation you deserve, and it’s equally likely that your employer and their insurance company will try to give you as little as possible, including medical payments and time off of work for recovery and rehabilitation.
Houston car accident attorneys are here for all of your personal injury needs. If you have been injured in a car accident at work or on your own time, call one today.