Did you know that if your work requires you to drive, or if you are driving for any reason to benefit your employer and you are injured in a car accident you can file a workers’ compensation claim? Most people assume they would just use their car insurance to pay their medical bills and damages, but the injury could be covered by workers’ compensation.
Generally you can’t file a workers’ compensation claim if you were involved in a wreck on the way to work or on the way home from work. However there are exceptions to this rule. For instance if you had to stop to pick up a package for work on your way in that day, and you were then involved in an accident, you may be able to file a claim. A good workers’ compensation lawyer could tell you if you have a claim or not in these situations.
If another person was at fault for the accident you could file a civil claim against them in addition to your workers’ compensation claim. If a situation like this has happened to you, you should speak with an experienced attorney who can handle both workers’ compensation claims and car accident claims, such as the attorneys at The Law Offices of Michael J. O’Connor & Associates.