December 5, 2013
When a worker is injured as the result of an on-the-job accident, he or she may be entitled to compensation from workers compensation benefits. Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham’s team of workers compensation lawyers explain that the most common causes of injuries in these claims are transportation accidents. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, roadway and transportation incidents accounted for causing an estimated 40 percent of all workplace related fatalities last year.
Recently, a transportation accident near the town of Herman, Wisconsin, was responsible for leaving two commercial tractor-trailer drivers seriously injured. According to a story by the Daily Citizen, the crash happened just before 11:15 a.m. yesterday morning at the intersection of Highways 33 and P in Dodge County.
Reports indicate that a big rig traveling northbound on Highway P attempted to pass through the crossing with Highway 33, but it struck a second tractor-trailer. The impact of the accident caused the load being hauled by the second truck to come loose and spill into the highway, where a third vehicle collided with the freight.
The collision resulted in two drivers being seriously injured, requiring rescue crews to transport both victims to local hospitals for further treatment.
The law firm’s team of Green Bay personal injury lawyers are aware of the dangers transportation accidents pose to workers. That’s why the firm encourages any worker who is injured in an on-the-job accident to discuss their legal options with a qualified attorney.