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. 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 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.
Motor vehicle accidents can have far-reaching financial and psychological effects on employees, their coworkers, families and employers. A proactive approach to seat belt use when employees get behind-the-wheel goes a long way toward prevention.
Iowa Third Party Liability Claims
If you or a family member has been injured in an Iowa car accident or have questions about an Iowa employee third party liability claim, contact an experienced personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Stoltze & Stoltze PLC for a free consultation.