Noncollision accident is a category in the Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) of the Bureau of Labor Statistics that is used to describe a work-related accident that a worker sustains that results in an injury. When a workers compensation claim is filed for a job-related injury, the description of the event that caused the worker’s injury must be listed by the correct category in the OIICS.
A noncollision accident is an accident that usually involves some type of vehicle or machine, but there is no collision. For example, a worker may be injured when a vehicle or machine overturns or jack-knifes. A worker may be injured if they run off the highway, but no collision takes place. Or, a worker may be injured by the sudden stopping or starting of a vehicle or a machine. These are all examples of what a noncollision accident can be.
The category of noncollision accident includes some sub-categories. Some of these include:
- Noncollision accident, unspecified - This is what is used when a noncollision accident is not definitely and clearly identified.
- Jack-knifed or overturned -- no collision - This is the sub-category that is used when an accident occurs due to some kind of vehicle or machine overturning or jack-knifing, but which does not involve a collision.
- Ran off highway -- no collision - This is used when an accident occurs from a worker running off of the highway in some type of vehicle or machine, but, again, does not involve any collision.
- Struck by shifting load - This is a noncollision accident in which a worker is injured by being hit by a shifting load on some kind of vehicle or machine.
- Sudden stop or start, nec - This is the sub-category for when a worker is injured by the sudden stop or start of a vehicle or a machine, and it is not classified anywhere else, not elsewhere classified (nec).
- Noncollision accident, nec - This sub-category is used when a noncollision accident is not classified in any other category, not elsewhere classified (nec).
Types of Jobs With a High Risk for a Noncollision Accident
There are certain types of jobs that have a higher risk for a noncollision accident. Some of these are:
- Construction work
- Assembly line work
- Plant work
- Oil and gas work
- Agricultural work
Possible injuries Occurring From a Noncollision Accident
Several kinds of injuries may result from a noncollision accident. Some of these include:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Head injuries
- Back, neck and spinal injuries
- Hip and knee injuries
- Internal injuries
- Cuts and bruises
Can I Get Workers Comp for my Injuries From a Noncollision Accident?
The main question that you may have is, "Can I get workers comp for my noncollision accident?" If your noncollision accident occurred arising out of and in the course of you doing your job for your employer, the answer is, "Yes," You can get workers comp for your noncollision accident.
If you are having trouble getting workers comp, the best thing to do is to go to a workers compensation lawyer for the help that you need.