If you have suffered a workplace injury, you should be receiving benefits for ALL of your injuries, not just the ones your employers insurance company wants to accept.
Thousands of workers get injured every year in work related accidents. While some accidents are minor, others are serious and cause severe injuries and even death. One type of accident that is quite common in the workplace is known as a non-collision accident. It is an accident that involves some type of machine or vehicle, but no collision occurs.
For example, a worker may get injured when a machine or vehicle jackknifes or overturns. Another example could be an accident in which there worker runs off the highway while driving their work truck, but there is no collision. A sudden starting or stopping of a machine or vehicle can also cause injuries.
According to Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are various types of workplace accidents that have been sub-categorized under non-collision accidents and some of these include:
- Overturned or Jack-knifed: It is a sub category of non-collision accidents that is used when an accident takes place due to some type of machine or vehicle jack-knifing or overturning, but there is no collision.
- Struck by shifting load: It is a kind of non-collision accident in which a worker gets injured by being hit by a shifting load on a machine or vehicle.
- Ran off highway: Such non-collision accidents occur when a worker runs off the highway in some kind of a machine or vehicle, but there is no collision involved.
- Sudden start or stop: It is a type of non-collision accident in which a worker is injured by the sudden start or stop of a machine or vehicle.
The accidents that cannot be classified in any of these categories are placed under non-collision nec (not elsewhere classified) category.
Types of Jobs With a Higher Risk of Non-Collision Accidents
Non-collision accidents can occur in any workplace where vehicles and machines are used. However, there are certain jobs that have a higher risk of a non-collision accident. Workers in the following industries are at a higher risk of getting injured in non-collision accidents:
- Assembly line
- Oil and gas
- Plants and factories
Common Injuries That Can Result From Non-Collision Accidents
A non-collision accident can lead to various types of injuries, some of these include:
- Fractures or broken bones
- Neck, back and spinal injuries
- Head injuries
- Internal injuries
- Hip injuries
- Knee injuries
- Cuts and bruises
Non-Collision Accidents and Missouri Workers Compensation
If you have been injured in a non-collision accident at your workplace in Missouri, then you might wonder if you are entitled to receive workers compensation benefits. The answer is “yes”. Anyone who gets injured in any accident at workplace is eligible to receive workers compensation benefits irrespective of what caused the accident.