Your Work-Related Auto Accident Qualifies As A Workers' Compensation Claim
You Might Have A Personal Injury Case, Too
Generally, a workers' compensation claim can be filed for any on-duty injury that was not a pre-existing condition. This includes work-related car accidents and truck accidents.
- Were you injured in an accident while driving a company car or commercial vehicle?
- Were you injured while driving your personal vehicle to run a job-related errand or to make a delivery?
- Were you injured in a motor vehicle accident on company property or at a job site?
Answering “yes” to any of these questions would warrant a workers' compensation claim. You might also have a separate injury lawsuit against a third party for additional compensation. Our Baton Rouge and Metairie lawyers can handle both of your cases to maximize your recovery.
We represent commercial drivers and anyone injured in a motor vehicle collision on the job. Call us for help at 504-837-2263.
Maximizing Your Recovery In A Work-Related Vehicle Accident
You do not have to prove fault to collect workers' compensation benefits, which means that you are eligible to get compensation for medical expenses and lost wages even if you were partly at fault for the collision. You only have to show that you were on duty or acting in a work-related capacity.
If another car or truck driver was at fault in the accident, you may be able to pursue a lawsuit against that person for additional damages such as pain and suffering. A vehicle defect or road defect could also warrant a third-party liability claim against the manufacturer, the builder or a governmental entity. We explore all sources of liability and insurance coverage, especially when you have serious injuries.
In any case, you need an experienced work injury lawyer advocating for your secure interests, following a thorough investigation of the accident and examination by a skilled physician and medical specialists for your specific injuries.
A Car Or Truck Accident While Working Is A Work Accident
We have represented freight truck drivers, delivery van drivers and other commercial vehicle drivers. We also welcome construction workers, landscapers, sanitation workers, sales personnel and people of any industry or occupation injured while driving or riding as a passenger in a work-related capacity.
With over 25 years of combined legal experience, the attorneys of Schwartz Law Firm LLC have handled thousands of work injury cases in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and throughout southeast Louisiana.
To get the full and fair compensation you deserve for a commercial vehicle accident, we encourage you to call us as soon as possible at 504-837-2263 or reach out to us online. We take on 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 we recover compensation for you. Our attorneys are available 24/7 and look forward to speaking with you.