When most people in California think of a workplace, they likely think of a stationary building that a person reports to everyday and, for the most part, remains there until it’s time to go home. However, for some employees — such as mail and package deliverers — the workplace in which they spend the most time is a vehicle. Unfortunately, those who spend a great deal of time driving as part of their job responsibilities can experience workplace injuries if they are involved in a traffic accident.
In fact, reports indicate that a UPS driver in another state was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident. While many of the details of the incident are unclear, it reportedly happened during the evening hours of a day in August. The driver was reportedly trapped in the UPS truck following the single vehicle accident.
Firefighters were able to extricate the driver upon their arrival to the scene. Rescue workers requested a helicopter transport but the weather prevented any helicopters from taking off. Another UPS worker who was at the scene claimed that the driver suffered a head injury in the crash but was conscious when rescue workers arrived.
The consequences of a head injury can be initially difficult to determine but the effects may be felt for the rest of a person’s life. Workplace injuries involving head trauma often require a lengthy recovery period in combination with extensive therapy. Many workers in California are unable to cope with the financial consequences of such injuries. Fortunately, employers are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance benefits. Victims of workplace accidents often work closely with an attorney with experience with these benefits to help them understand the process as they seek a settlement that will ensure all their needs are met.