Workplace Injury Lawyers
When you are hoping to file for compensation after getting into a car accident, this is already difficult enough. Similarly, if you are working and get injured on the job, it can also be confusing to know which steps to take when filing a claim. However, things become especially unclear if you are driving on a work day and you get into an accident while on the road. How do you go about filing a claim? Are you filing a personal injury suit against the other driver or are you filing workers’ compensation with your employer? It is important that you speak with a lawyer as soon as possible to determine what next steps you should take.
I was driving to work in the morning when someone else hit me. Can I file workers’ compensation?
Typically, this will be a time when workers’ compensation is not the best route. It is expected that you will need to commute in and out of work each day and it is not considered time that you are working for your job. Unless you know that the contract you signed with your employer states something different, you should expect to pursue this just as you would a typical car accident claim. Work with the other driver to get the necessary information and pursue compensation for injuries you sustained.
I was on my way home from work but my boss asked me to run an errand. Would I be able to file workers’ compensation?
If you were assigned a special errand for your employer going or coming from work, this could be used as an argument for workers’ compensation.
How would I file a workers’ compensation claim if I was injured on the road?
If you are injured while driving and you believe you have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim. It is important to speak with trusted New York workplace injury lawyers from a law office like Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C. You will still need to notify your manager to let them know what happened and it is critical that you get medical attention following the accident. If you do not get medical help, you will have a difficult time getting any compensation for your injuries. Speak with your lawyer about understanding the steps you need to take to ensure you file the correct paperwork for your claim.
What if I caused a car accident while I was on the road for a work-related project?
If you caused the accident, there is still a chance that you would be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits since workers’ compensation is a no-fault system. It is important that you speak with your lawyer to determine if what happened qualifies as an on-the-job injury and move on from there.
If you need help after you have been injured at your workplace and do not know what to do, reach out to a lawyer you can rely on for more information on your next steps.