What happens if you suffer an injury while you are driving a work vehicle? What about if you are in an accident caused by someone else who is in their work vehicle? Car accident cases are already complex on their own, but when you add in numerous other factors, it’s easy to find yourself confused and wondering what comes next. One situation that can make it difficult for you to move forward with legal action is the possibility of an accident with a work-owned vehicle. Here are some of the things you need to know about these types of accidents:
If you work for the company and you’re driving the car: If you’re driving a work car and someone else is responsible for your injuries, it may fall under a workers’ compensation claim.
If you’re in another car and someone driving the work vehicle hits you: You may have the right to file a claim against the driver or company because of negligence.
If you are in the work vehicle but you’re not on duty: This type of situation can complicate your claim as you need to have permission to be driving the vehicle, and some situations can disqualify your ability to obtain compensation.
A work vehicle accident can be like many other situations in which you can suffer some of the most catastrophic harm possible. Obtaining compensation helps you cover some of the expenses associated with your injuries such as your medical expenses, lost income, and more. Know that insurance companies often put profit over people, so they may not always be willing to work with you.
Hiring a lawyer is an advisable move as insurance companies have their own legal protection as well. These legal advisors for the insurance company defend against these types of claims on a regular basis, and they’ll look for any chance to deny your claim, even if you have a valid claim. Trust that working with an attorney safeguards your rights to pursue compensation and hold any negligence accountable. A lawyer can also help you recognize the best option for you moving forward.
If you have a workers’ compensation claim that has been denied, a lawyer can also help you appeal the decision and pursue compensation through all legal methods.
If you suffer injuries in a work vehicle accident, you should know that you have rights. You shouldn’t have to deal with the aftermath of negligence on your own. Even more, you should know that working with our team helps you safeguard your right to compensation. We’ll go above and beyond to help you understand your rights moving forward and pursue the most favorable outcome on your behalf, especially during a difficult time in your life when you need it most.