If you were in a work vehicle and had an on the job accident call our firm. We can help you figure out how to handle the accident.

Work Vehicles Are Not Limited To Large Machinery

Work vehicles can include dump trucks, gravel trucks, forklifts, delivery trucks, light rail cars, railroads, tractors, backhoes, and other types of vehicles. Thirty-five percent of occupational fatalities are associated with motor vehicles. Some injuries may not be covered through workers compensation and an attorney may need to get involved to determine how to get you properly compensated. Our law firm can help educate you on the differences. 

Some examples of work place vehicles

  • 18-wheeler
  • Agricultural truck
  • Box or straight truck
  • Car carrier
  • Cargo van
  • Catering truck
  • Cement mixer
  • Construction vehicles
  • Corporate automobiles
  • Delivery truck (FedEx)
  • Delivery van
  • Dump truck
  • Fifth wheel truck
  • Flatbed truck
  • Fleet vehicle
  • Front loader
  • Garbage truck
  • Hearse
  • Ice cream truck
  • Limousine
  • Minivan
  • Motor home
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger car or van
  • Pickup truck
  • Pump truck
  • Refrigerated truck
  • Repair company vans
  • Ridesharing service vehicles
  • School bus
  • Semi-truck
  • Sport utility vehicle
  • Step van
  • Tank truck
  • Taxicab or shuttle
  • Tow truck
  • Tractor-trailer
  • Trunk tractor
  • Utility company truck
  • Wheelchair bus
  • Wheelchair van

Duty to Keep Workplace Safe and Free From Injury under OSHA

As a general rule, your employer has a duty under Texas common law to keep the workplace safe and free from accidental injuries.  Under OSHA, an employer has a duty to keep employees safe.

Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970
“To assure safe and healthful working
conditions for working men and women;
by authorizing enforcement of the
standards developed under the Act; by
assisting and encouraging the States in
their efforts to assure safe and healthful
working conditions; by providing for
research, information, education, and
training in the field of occupational safety
and health…”

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3021.pdf

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) was passed to prevent workers from being killed or otherwise harmed at work. OSHA requires employers to provide their employees with working conditions that are free of known dangers this includes keeping vehicles safe. 

Third Party Injury Claims

When an injury is caused by someone who is not your employer or co-worker, you are still entitled to recover all of the damages you have suffered from the work accident. This may also include work injuries caused by a defective piece of equipment at your workplace. It further applies even when you have recovered worker’s compensation benefits from your employer for the same injury.

Call Alex R. Hernandez Jr. PLLC today to discuss your work vehicle accident 1-888-HDZLAW-8.