Traffic accidents do not only occur during trips on interurban roads for vacations or weekend getaways. Daily, many workers and workers are exposed to the dangers of moving around the city for work reasons.

Suffering a road accident either during the working day (as would be, for example, the case to which the delivery men are exposed) or on the road (that is, when traveling from home to work) It is considered an occupational accident and, last year, this type of accident represented 13% of the total of mishaps suffered during the working day.

These data, referring to 2019 and extracted from the annual Occupational Road Accident Observatory carried out jointly by the CNAE foundation and Asepeyo, in collaboration with the General Directorate of Traffic, represent a decrease of 8.3% compared to last 2018, trend that also presents the total of work-related accidents.

The keys to the increase in the accident rate in the motorcyclist group

The data

The drop in the percentages is also seen in mortality from this type of work-related accident. Last 2019, the percentage of deaths in road accidents during working hours was 33% of the total, which represents 12% less than in the previous year.

Of the total number of occupational road accidents registered last year, almost 40% were produced with bicycles, motorcycles and scooters. In addition, the data point to an increase of 16% in road accidents produced with this type of vehicle. Regarding age, the highest incidence rate is in the 16 to 30 age bracket for both types of claims.

According to the study data, sick leave due to a traffic accident last one week longer than for other accidents at work. Regarding the days of the week in which they occur, Monday is the day that registers the most accidents when traveling to work. During the working day, however, more accidents occur on Fridays.