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People who drive motor vehicles as a regular function of their employment or in an isolated work-related matter while on the clock can be just as likely to be involved in an automobile crash as individuals who are not on the road for their jobs. Some of the types of workers who are involved in such accidents commonly include, but are not limited to:
An employee who is hurt in a motor vehicle crash may suffer very serious injuries. In some cases, accident victims may sustain broken bones or sever fractures that prevent them from being able to return to work. More severe crashes could involve devastating brain, neck, or spinal cord injuries that dramatically alter the lives of the workers.
If the automobile accident was caused by another motorist who was distracted, driving recklessly, or operating while under the influence, then that driver can be considered negligent and would thus be liable for any damages that the injured worker suffered. This may include medical expenses and lost wages. In these types of cases, an employee is generally covered by workers’ compensation.
However, an accident victim may also be able to file a lawsuit against the negligent driver. The employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company and the negligent driver’s insurance company will both have the same goal of paying an injured employee as little as possible to resolve any personal injury claims. Insurance adjusters will either find ways to accuse accident victims of being at fault for their own injuries or offer settlements that are typically much less than what these people are truly entitled to.
If you were seriously injured in a motor vehicle crash while you were driving as part of your job, you should absolutely avoid speaking to any representatives for these insurance companies until you have first spoken to an experienced work-related auto accident lawyer. Ciccarelli Law Offices handles these cases on a contingency fee basis so we do not charge any fee unless we get clients monetary awards, and our West Chester work-related auto accident attorneys work as a team to get people all of the compensation they need and deserve.
Our firm can review your case as soon as you call (610) 719-3190 to schedule a free legal consultation. We have multiple offices in the greater Chester County area, including West Chester, Malvern, Plymouth Square, Philadelphia, King of Prussia, Lancaster, Kennett Square, and Radnor.