Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of death and injury for all ages. Many of these incidents occur during the workday or during the commute to and from work and employers may bear the cost for injuries that occur both on and off the job.
Wearing a seat belt is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash. Buckling your seat belt reduces your chances of injury or death in a serious motor vehicle accident by nearly half.
U.S. employers can benefit from not only implementing seat belt policies for occupational drivers, but encouraging all employees to buckle up at all times.
Employers across the nation are collectively spending an extra $5 billion per year on truck accidents and car crashes involving employees who did not wear a seat belt while driving or riding as a passenger, whether they were on or off the job.
Medical costs paid by employers per employee injured in a crash were nearly double in on-the-job crashes where the employee was not wearing a seat belt and increased by a third for off-the-job accidents.
Contact an Experienced Iowa Worker Injury Accident Attorney
Worker’s injured in car accidents can have far-reaching financial and psychological effects on the employees, their coworkers, their families and their employers. A proactive approach to seat belt use when employees get behind-the-wheel goes a long way toward prevention. If you or a family member has been injured in an Iowa car accident, contact the personal injury attorneys of Stoltze & Stoltze PLC for help today.