From construction site accidents to mishaps in the office, on-the-job accidents can be very costly for workers as well as their employers. However, this is especially true regarding traffic crashes that occur while people are working in Staten Island, and other parts of New York.
When a worker passes away in an on-the-job traffic accident, it may cost his or her employer over $500,000, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Having said that, traffic accidents can also be costly for employers if their employees suffer an injury, which costs employers $74,000, on average. In fact, even accidents which do not result in the loss of life or injuries can be expensive.
While these accidents can be costly for employers, they are also often financially devastating for workers and their families. If a work-related traffic accident claims an employee’s life, their entire family may face lifelong emotional pain and be unable to pay bills or buy food. Moreover, employees who become hurt in these collisions may have a hard time covering medical costs or they may be forced to spend time away from work, resulting in lost wages.
If you were recently involved in a traffic accident while performing your job duties and suffered an injury, or if your loved one died while working on the road, you should immediately consider any resources that could help you work through this difficult time. For example, workers’ compensation offers different benefits and can be a lifeline for workers who are in this position.