Commercial truck drivers must follow strict regulations regarding hours worked, and it's all done in an effort to reduce accidents caused by fatigue. If a driver falls asleep at the wheel, he or she is not the only one in danger. Other drivers and passengers can be seriously injured, as can pedestrians and cyclists.
Workers' compensation provides a financial safety net if you get hurt on the job. Workers' compensation covers lost wages, rehabilitation, vocational training and medical care. If a worker dies due to work-related injuries, survivors can receive death benefits.