Transportation Accident Unspecified
Transportation accident, unspecified is one of the codes in the Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. These codes in the OIICS are used to describe the cause of a work-related accident that injures a worker. When a worker is injured in some kind of job-related incident, the cause of the incident is listed under the appropriate OIICS code.
The word "transport" means to take or carry goods or people from one place to another by means of a vehicle, ship or aircraft. It can also mean something being transported by hand (a person walking or running with something).
However, when used in reference to an accident, a transportation accident is an accident that is brought about by a collision of one or more vehicles. This may include motorcycles, boats, airplanes, trucks, automobiles and subways.
As it relates to workers' compensation, a transportation accident is a work-related accident that occurs during the course of goods or people being transported from one place to another by means of some type of vehicle. It is work-related because it takes place as a worker is performing their duties for their employer.
For example, as a part of their job, a worker may have to go to the store and pick up something for their employer. Or, a worker may be injured in a transportation accident while delivering goods for their employer.
Transportation accident, unspecified is the code that is used when a worker is injured in a transportation accident in which the kind or type of transportation accident is not specified. This is similar to another code that is called transportation accident, not elsewhere classified (n.e.c.). This code is used when the transportation accident is not classified in some other code.
Types of Jobs with Higher Risk for a Transportation Accident, Unspecified
There are various types of work that involve a higher risk for a transportation accident, unspecified. Some of these are:
- Truck drivers
- Delivery workers
- Oil and gas workers
- Police and security people
- Fire fighters and first responders
- Airport ground crew
- Dock workers
- Fishing and boat workers.
Possible Injuries Sustained From a Transportation Accident, Unspecified
Any one of a number of various types of injuries may result from a transportation accident, unspecified. Some of these include:
- Cuts, lacerations, scrapes and bruises
- Broken bones and fractures
- Head injuries
- Neck, spine, back, shoulder and knee injuries
- Injuries to internal organs
- Internal bleeding
- Traumatic brain injury
Can I Get Workers Comp for my Work-Related Transportation Accident, Unspecified Injuries?
If you have been injured in a work-related transportation accident, unspecified, the thing you probably want to know is, "Can I get workers comp for my injuries from the transportation accident, unspecified? The answer is, "Yes, You can."
If the transportation accident, unspecified occurred while you were performing a duty for your employer, you are eligible for workers' compensation benefits. If your employer is trying to keep you from getting workers' compensation or you are having some other kind of trouble getting the workers' compensation benefits that you deserve, talk to a workers' compensation lawyer.