Car Crashes in the Scope of Your Work: Your Rights
If you’ve been involved in a car crash while on the job, it can become a complicated legal matter. Often, car crashes are chaotic events and there is frequently considerable debate over which party was at fault. In such situations, good legal representation can mean the difference between receiving the compensation you deserve and being left to fend for yourself.
The most important aspect of any work-related car crash — or any motor vehicle accident, for that matter — is establishing which party was at fault. If that person is you, either your or your employer’s insurance may be required to pay for any damages or medical care incurred because of the accident. Additionally, if you are found to be at fault, it may affect your ability to receive workers’ compensation for any injuries you sustained in the collision.
On the other hand, if the fault lies with a second or third party, you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation for injuries sustained in an on-the-job car crash if the extent of your injuries causes you to miss work or results in lost wages. You may also be able to recover any related medical expenditures from the responsible party’s insurance provider.
Of course, each car accident is unique and requires a different approach. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle collision while performing your job duties, it is important to seek legal counsel to make sure your protect your rights and seek the compensation you need to cover any undue expenses.