Our Lancaster Law Firm Assists Victims of Work-Related Auto Accidents
Recover compensation if you were hurt in a vehicle accident on the job
If your work duties involve the operation of a motor vehicle and you were injured while driving, your claim is handled differently than a traditional auto accident or workers compensation claim. Georgelis Injury Law Firm, P.C. focuses on personal injury, auto accident and workers compensation recovery. Our experienced lawyers and professional staff devote all of our time, skills and resources to these areas of practice.
Our lawyers know the ins and outs of handling workers compensation/motor vehicle accident claims, and we work hard to win you the financial recovery you deserve. Our goal is to help you get your life back to the way it was before the accident.
Is your auto accident covered by workers compensation?
The workers compensation insurance company may try to deny that your auto accident is work-related. We challenge this common insurance company tactic, which can delay your recovery of lost earnings and medical payments. Our attorneys help you prove that your auto accident injuries are covered under your employer’s workers comp policy, for example, if you were:
- Travelling from one customer’s office to another for sales appointments
- Making service calls arranged by your employer
- Transporting goods in a company-owned van
- Covering a defined region as part of your business contract
Workers compensation should pay your workplace vehicle accident claim
The workers compensation insurance company is your primary source of benefits, which means you must first apply under your employer’s policy to receive your wage loss benefits and for payment of your medical expenses. You may also have access to wraparound benefits, depending on whether there is wage loss coverage under your own motor vehicle insurance policy. Wraparound benefits pay you for lost wages under your auto insurance policy that exceed those available to you through the workers compensation insurance company.
Recovering compensation for your on-the-job auto accident claim
After our lawyers initiate the workers compensation process so you can receive prompt payments for your lost earnings and medical needs, we start the auto accident settlement process. The workers compensation insurance company is entitled to be reimbursed, in some form, from your auto accident recovery, the extent of which typically involves complex factors, calculations and formulas. We consider how the fact that you are currently receiving workers compensation affects your civil award for damages and vice versa before starting to negotiate a resolution of your motor vehicle accident claim.
Recover damages for your work-related auto crash
Learn your options in a workers compensation/auto collision case. Call Georgelis Injury Law Firm, P.C. at 717-394-3004 or contact our firm online to schedule your free first consultation. We can meet you after regular business hours and on weekends and can visit you in your home, hospital or rehabilitation center. Free parking is available at our office.