Motor Vehicle Accidents
While on the Job
We all know someone whose life has been upended by a trucking, automobile or motorcycle accident – but if one of these tragedies occurs at work, the employer may be liable for any injuries resulting from a motor vehicle accident. This includes everyone from truck drivers to bus drivers to the pizza delivery person.
Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of workplace death in the United States. According to the National Safety Council, a crash occurs every five seconds, someone is injured in a motor vehicle accident every seven seconds, and someone dies in a motor vehicle accident every 15 minutes.
Can Company Car Accidents
Be a Workers’ Comp Claim
Despite these alarming statistics, it can be challenging to determine whether a person was “on the job” when an accident occurred, which is why you need an experienced attorney on your side. An employee may be eligible for worker’s compensation if they were injured while driving a personal or company vehicle for work-related purposes, including running errands or picking up supplies for an employer.
Injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents can be severe enough to upend your life and hamper your ability to earn an income. In many cases, lost wages impact not only the person who has been injured, but also his or her entire family. After becoming injured, an individual may lose the ability to work and earn an income for an extended period of time – perhaps even indefinitely.
What To Do If You’re Injured in a Work-related Auto Accident?
If you’ve been injured in a work-related motorcycle, trucking or automobile accident, you may be entitled to a monetary settlement to aid in your recovery. In general, the more severe the injury, the greater the medical expenses – and the greater the emotional trauma associated with the event. You may be entitled to additional compensation for lost wages if you are unable to work as a result of your injury.
Contact the experienced and compassionate attorneys at English Lloyd and Armenta to ensure you get the legal representation you deserve.
Many employees are worried about “rocking the boat.” We are sensitive to your concerns about job safety. Our attorneys can act in an advisory capacity, behind the scenes, coaching you throughout the process without filing a formal legal claim.
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