For most people, car accidents are complicated enough. There are insurance companies to deal with, other drivers who may be at fault, and injuries to cope with.
For people who are in an accident at work, though, the stakes can be even higher. An employee in a car crash may be worried about losing their job or getting into trouble at work. The legal team at Flaxman Law Group also hears from injured workers who worry that they won’t qualify for workers’ compensation benefits or that their benefits won’t cover their costs.
We want you to focus on your health after an injury, so we make it simple to leave the legal side to us. Just contact us today for a free consultation if you’ve been injured in a car collision anywhere in Southern Florida. We can help you understand how much your claim may be worth and whether you have a claim.
Are You Covered by Workers’ Compensation in a Car Accident?
You may be covered by workers’ compensation in a car accident if:
- You’re driving as part of your work in a company car or are using your own car as part of work duties.
- You’re not taking a break, commuting, or going for a personal errand (such as lunch).
- You’re injured seriously enough so that you need to take time away from work or need medical attention or treatment.
In the event of a car crash, the first priority is to take care of your health and to help anyone at the scene. Call 911 if the injuries are serious and get a medical evaluation as soon as you can, even if you don’t appear to be injured. If you’re driving as part of your work or driving a company car, contact your employer. They may need to file a claim with their insurer.
Take as many photos of the accident scene and your injuries as possible. Get any evidence you can, including the names and contact information of any witnesses and the insurance information of the other driver. Get a copy of the police report and contact your own insurance company, if you were driving your own car.
Even if your accident happened during work hours, you may not always have a workers’ compensation claim. You may still have a car accident claim that allows you to seek compensation for your medical bills, property damage, and other costs. To find out, contact a Hollywood workers’ compensation attorney by reaching out to Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation.
An attorney from Flaxman Law Group can help you sort out the facts. We can evaluate how much your property damage, medical bills, and other losses may be, and we can explore different avenues for pursuing compensation, whether that’s a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury claim. We can negotiate with insurance companies for you and can even help you find a rental car.
Our father-son attorney team understands the Florida laws that could impact your case, so we can suggest ways you can pursue the fairest compensation in your case. When we represent you, we always make sure you have our personal cell phone numbers so you can reach us when you need to. And every step we take is in your best interests.
With more than 60 years of combined experience, our team has already recovered over $100 million for injured people just like you, so contact us today to talk about your accident in a free consultation with a Hollywood car accident claims attorney.