Being involved in any car or motor vehicle accident is stressful and emotionally taxing. Not only can it result in significant injuries to you or your loved ones, but medical care and vehicle repairs can be costly. If you are a traveling employee or someone that needs transportation as part of their job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits – especially if you’ve recently been injured in a car or motor vehicle accident. It’s not unusual for insurance companies to do whatever they can to deny your claim, which is why it’s crucial to have an expert on your side from Mottaz & Sisk Personal Injury.
If you are ready to get the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve for your work-related car or motor vehicle accident, the experienced Mottaz & Sisk Personal Injury attorneys are here for you. Together, with our knowledge and experience, we’ll help you understand your rights under the law so you can get the highest compensation possible. We encourage you to complete our consultation form or give us a call today to begin discussing your case.
Understanding Work-Related Car or Motor Vehicle Accidents
After your motor vehicle accident, your only focus should be on getting healthy. Individuals involved in motor vehicle accidents can suffer from both small and large injuries, and our experienced attorneys will help you get the medical help you need. There are many kinds of injuries that can result from motor vehicle accidents, but the ones below are some of the most common:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Spinal Injuries
- And more
Types of Employees Who Are High-Risk
Many positions require us to drive in today’s workforce, even if it’s just a few times a month. Driving for work puts many at risk for a work-related motor vehicle accident, no matter the industry or occupation. Unfortunately, there are a few career fields that are at higher risk than others. If you see your profession listed below, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits because of your work-related motor vehicle accident:
- Long-Haul Truck Drivers
- Bus Drivers
- Clerical Office Employees and Administrative Staff
- Local Truck Drivers
- Delivery Drivers
- Police Officers
- Healthcare Transportation Companies
- Home Health Nurses
- Agricultural and Farm Workers
- Construction Workers
Work-Related Car Accidents and Employees’ Rights
If you were on the clock when your accident occurred rather than commuting, you’re likely entitled to multiple forms of financial compensation. The attorneys at Mottaz & Sisk Personal Injury will help you file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits, so you can get the compensation you deserve. If you aren’t eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, you likely have coverage under your personal injury protection (PIP) policy or the other driver’s bodily injury liability (BIL) policy. Either way, Mottaz & Sisk Personal Injury will exhaust all avenues, so you can get benefits in full that you’re eligible for.
Workers’ Compensation for Car Accidents
Collecting workers’ compensation benefits for a car accident is no different from any other type of accident that can happen on the job. If you become injured while working and are eligible for workers’ compensation, you can file a claim with your employer. There are several benefits available under the Workers’ Compensation Act that you might receive for your injuries, such as:
- Temporary Total Disability (TTD)
- Temporary Partial Disability (TPD)
- Permanent Partial Disability (PPD)
- Permanent Total Disability (PTD)
- Lifetime Medical Benefits
- Mileage Reimbursement and Transportation
- Vocational Rehabilitation Services
- Lump-Sum Settlement
- Death Benefits
Personal Injury Claims for Work-Related Car Accidents
Did you know work-related car accidents are no different than other types of car accidents when it comes to personal injury compensation? If the other driver was at fault in your car accident, a claim could be filed with that driver’s insurance company so you can receive full compensation for your injury-related losses. It’s vital to submit a personal injury claim because workers’ compensation benefits will not cover the full cost of your accident-related injuries. Injuries sustained in a car or motor vehicle accident can be minor or severe, which is why it’s essential to pursue the most compensation possible, so your costs are covered. Below are a few common examples of negligent driving that can support your personal injury claim:
- Aggressive Driving: Running red lights or stop signs, tailgating, speeding, and weaving through traffic.
- Distracted Driving: Setting GPS directions, rubbernecking, eating and drinking, talking, texting, and using social media.
- Drowsy Driving: Occurs most commonly when people commute to and from work due to exhaustion and odd work hours.
- Impaired Driving: Driving under the influence of alcohol, prescription drugs, opioids, and narcotics.
- Inattentive Driving: Turning into oncoming traffic and merging without looking.
- Reckless Driving: Changing lanes without signaling, cutting off other vehicles, braking harshly, and driving too fast for traffic or weather conditions.
No work-related car accident is the same, and you may have claims against auto manufacturers and highway authorities. You must seek guidance from an experienced work-related motor vehicle accident attorney immediately so that all claims can be filed and preserved correctly, and maximum compensation is sought after for your injuries.
How Can We Help You?
It’s highly recommended to hire an attorney who’s experienced in work-related motor vehicle accidents. Not only will we help you determine who is responsible for your injuries, but we’ll also ensure you get the highest compensation possible. The attorneys at Mottaz & Sisk Personal Injury will help you with your workers’ comp and personal injury claims. Our attorneys have many years of experience under their belts and are fully prepared to approach your work-related motor vehicle accident case with expert tact, so you get the best results possible.
Contact a Mottaz & Sisk Car & Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney Now
Have you been injured in a work-related motor vehicle accident? Injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident can be debilitating and costly, which is why the attorneys at Mottaz & Sisk Personal Injury are prepared to help. We’ll make sure you get fair compensation and that you understand your rights under workers’ compensation. Mottaz & Sisk Personal Injury has a team of highly experienced attorneys who are prepared to represent you every step of the way. Complete our online form or call the office of Mottaz & Sisk Personal Injury directly at (763)-421-8226 to set up your free, no-obligation consultation today.