Generally, a workers' compensation claim can be filed and benefits can be attained for any work-related injury that was not a pre-existing condition, including work-related auto accidents. But first, we would like you to consider the following questions:
- Is driving part of your job responsibilities?
- Were you injured in an accident while driving a company vehicle or in a commercial vehicle accident?
- Were you injured while driving your personal vehicle to run a job-related errand or make a delivery?
- Were you injured in a motor vehicle accident on company property or a job site?
Answering "yes" to any of these questions would warrant a workers' compensation claim. Additionally, you don't have to prove fault to collect workers' compensation benefits, which means that you may be able to get compensation for medical expenses and lost wages even if you were at fault for the accident.
Maximizing Your Recovery In A Work-Related Auto Accident
If another car or truck driver was at fault in the accident, you may be able to pursue a separate personal injury lawsuit for additional damage compensation. A vehicle or road defect could warrant a third-party liability claim.
In any case, you need an experienced workers' compensation lawyer advocating for your best interests, following a thorough investigation of the accident and examination by a skilled physician and medical specialists for your specific injuries.
At Schwartz Law Firm LLC, we represent commercial vehicle drivers, truck drivers, construction workers and workers in all types of other industries who were injured in any type of accident while they were on the job. With over 25 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys have handled thousands of work injury cases in Baton Rouge and Metairie and throughout southeast Louisiana.
To get the full and fair compensation you deserve and ensure that your rights are fully protected in the process of securing your benefits, we encourage you to call us as soon as possible at 504-266-0253 or 800-711-9366.
Our attorneys are available 24/7 and by email. We will handle all upfront legal costs and burdens of your case. We will fight for you if your case must be appealed, and we get paid only if your case is successful. We look forward to speaking with you.