Established in 49 out of the 50 states, workers’ compensation represents a private employer insurance program that covers the costs of the injuries sustained by employees in the workplace. Most types of workers’ compensation payments cover injuries that typically result from easy-to-determine workplace accidents, such as falls from elevated heights and prolonged exposure to toxic chemicals. However, one type of workplace accident often does not take place in the workplace. Instead, this type of accident takes place on the roads and highways that traverse the United States.
We are talking about work-related car accidents, which can be a difficult type of workplace accident to prove when the time comes to file a workers’ compensation claim.
A work-related car accident also can happen in the workplace. One common example of an on-site car accident is when two vehicles collide in an employer parking lot or multiple-level parking garage. Work-related vehicle accidents also occur at construction sites, when the vehicles involved in an incident involve much larger motor vehicles such as dump trucks and concrete mixers. Regardless of the type of work-related auto collision, you should consult with an experienced attorney to determine whether you qualify for workers’ compensation insurance.
At Morgan and Morgan, our law firm specializes in practicing both workers’ compensation and personal injury law. Some of our clients present more than enough persuasive evidence to file a civil lawsuit that seeks monetary damages because another party committed one or more acts of negligence while operating a motor vehicle. Since 1988, our team of personal injury attorneys has recovered more than $14 billion for our clients that file personal injury cases, some of which involved work-related car accidents.
Schedule a free case evaluation to determine whether you should file a workers’ compensation or a personal injury claim to address the financial losses generated by a work-related car accident.