Injured In Car Accident While Working? Does ONLY Worker’s Compensation Apply?
You’re a delivery driver for a flower shop. You are on your way to your last stop. You stop at a stop light and a few seconds later suddenly, you feel a large push from behind your vehicle. You have just been rear-ended. Your first few thoughts are “Am I okay?” “Is the other driver okay?” “I need to call the police.” You go to the hospital and finally come to wondering how you are going to pay for all your medical care.
Do I Have To Only Go Through Worker’s Compensation Coverage?
You call your employer the next day and let them know you have been in an accident. They tell you that you should go through the company’s worker’s compensation insurance. But, is that your only recourse for covering medical costs and retaining compensation? The short answer, No. Of course, an attorney would have to evaluate your claim, but it is likely that you will be able to pursue a personal injury claim as well against the at-fault party’s insurance.
Can I File Both A Worker’s Compensation Claim and A Personal Injury Claim?
Each case is different, and the facts of each claim have to be examined, but yes, it is possible. This is especially true when the other party is at-fault and you pursue a 3rd party claim against them. It is best to contact a qualified and experienced personal injury attorney in order to discover what your options are.
Common Car Accident Injuries
When you have been injured in a car accident, allow us to be there for you. We handled all types of car accidents from those that may be considered minor to those that are catastrophic. Some common types of car accident injuries include:
– Broken Bones
– Head Injuries
– Traumatic Brain Injuries
– Back Injuries
– Neck Injuries
– Spinal Cord Injuries
Maximize Your Compensation
If you are involved in any type of car accident, whether it happens on the clock or not, it is best to contact a qualified and experienced personal injury attorney to maintain your rights. You should not have to pay for expenses out of pocket nor should you not be properly compensated for your injuries. Our firm would be honored to be there for you!
Have You Been In An Accident?
The attorneys of the Nicoletti Law Firms handle a variety of personal injury matters including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, and slip & falls. If you have been injured and are need of an experienced and qualified personal injury attorney, call the Personal Injury Attorneys of the Nicoletti Law Firm today. You can contact the Nicoletti Law Firm anytime at 727.998.3568 or you can fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form. Do not ever worry about having to travel to one of our offices, we are always willing to travel to wherever is convenient for you at no cost. Be safe everyone!