Jobs in the transportation industry are dangerous and consistently rank among the most frequent for worker injuries and fatalities. Motor vehicles of any sort come with a certain degree of inherent danger, and given the number of hours that workers spend behind the wheel, onboard, or in the immediate vicinity of them in the transportation industry, it is natural for these accidents to be commonplace.
If you are a transportation worker and have been injured on the job due to egregious negligence on the part of your employer, it may be possible to pursue legal action instead of addressing your injuries through the workers’ compensation system. To learn more about your legal rights, contact the St. Louis transportation industry accident attorneys of the Finney Law Office today at 314-646-0300.
Filing a Workplace Personal Injury Lawsuit
The transportation industry encompasses a great many more workers than might first come to mind. Taxi drivers, bus operators, pilots, train conductors, and numerous others fall under this category. The following are representative of possible causes for seeking a civil lawsuit rather than a workers’ compensation claim:
- Violation of scheduling laws
- Inadequate fleet or vehicle maintenance
- Lack of proper training
- Failure to provide appropriate safety equipment
There are two requirements needed to win a transportation industry negligence lawsuit. The first is to prove the negligence occurred due to the fault of the employer. Secondly, the injury must be proven to have come from this negligence. With a thorough investigation into your case, the St. Louis lawyers at the Finney Law Office can be an asset in proving that an irresponsible employer was responsible for your injuries.
Do not delay in seeking a suitable resolution in this difficult time. Contact the St. Louis transportation injury accident attorneys at the Finney Law Office today at 314-646-0300 to schedule a free initial consultation.