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Fatigue and on-the-job pedestrian accidents

On Behalf of | Nov 18, 2019 | Firm News

The workplace can be dangerous for so many reasons, and workers in a variety of fields have to keep an eye out for many hazards. Unfortunately, those who are struggling with fatigue due to working for too many hours or because of a demanding job may have a harder time avoiding these risks. Not only may their tired state threaten the lives of others, especially if they have to operate a vehicle or heavy machinery, but they may be more likely to be hurt or killed because of someone else’s errors. This is especially true when it comes to pedestrian accidents that occur while working.

In the workplace, pedestrian accidents can happen in many different occupations and for various reasons. Some people frequently find themselves surrounded by traffic, such as road construction workers or those who have to perform their job duties near many moving vehicles. Even those who do not consider themselves to be at risk of a work-related traffic accident may be hit by a vehicle, however. For example, someone may be struck by a coworker in their company’s parking lot or they may be hit by a truck while they are working in a warehouse.

Workers who are very tired may have a harder time avoiding pedestrian accidents, and those who get behind the wheel at work may have a harder time looking out for pedestrians when they are suffering from fatigue. If you were injured in such an accident, you should not waste any time when it comes to examining your legal rights, which could open up the critical resources you need.