In most cases, Florida car accident claims are made against insurance companies because they involve Florida residents driving on their own time. However, in some situations where you are driving as part of your job duties you may have the right to file a workers’ compensation case. This can give you an extra option for seeking benefits that can help you after your injuries.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident at work, don’t hesitate to contact Flaxman Law Group for a free, no obligation case consultation. We’d be happy to discuss your potential case and answer your questions.
How Can Workers’ Comp Affect My Car Accident Claim?
Workers’ compensation is a type if insurance most employers are legally required to carry for their workers. If an employee is injured on the job, this insurance covers part of the lost income and all the needed medical costs related to the injury. Workers’ comp can also offer additional benefits.
If you drive as part of your job duties and you’re in an accident where you’re injured, you may have a workers’ compensation claim. You may also have a car accident claim, the way you normally would.
You may have a workers’ comp claim if you were driving a company car or your own vehicle and were completing job duties. You need to be able to prove you were doing job tasks at the time of the collision.
For example, you may have a workers’ comp claim if:
- You were making deliveries as part of your job
- You were running work-related errands for your employer
- You were operating a truck or other vehicle on a job site
- You were traveling to see a client or customer as part of your work
Here are some situations where you might not have a workers’ comp claim:
- You were driving to or from work in your care
- You’re a sole proprietor, independent contractor, or otherwise no eligible for workers’ comp
- You were on a break or running personal errands at the time of the crash
When To Contact an Experienced Florida Car Collision Attorney
If you’ve been in a work-related car accident, contact an attorney at Flaxman Law Group as soon as you can. These cases are naturally more complicated. You may have a workers’ compensation claim and be able to file an auto insurance claim. At the same time, your employer may be filing an auto insurance claim if they company car was damaged.
Filing a workers’ compensation claim and car accident claim can ensure you get fairer compensation for your injuries, but it can also mean your case is subject to heavy scrutiny. It’s not uncommon for workers with legitimate claims to have their workers’ compensation claims to be denied. It’s also typical for insurers to argue that a worker was taking a break when an accident occurred to reduce the amount they need to pay.
In these situations, an attorney with experience in workers’ compensation claims and auto accident claims is important. At Flaxman Law Group, for example, our legal team has over 60 years of combined experience in car crashes, personal injury, and worker injury claims. We have already recovered over $100 million for hard-working people just like you.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident at work, call Flaxman Law Group at 866-352-9626. You can reach a live person 24/7 who can schedule a free, no obligation consultation with our team so you get a chance to have an experienced attorney review your situation. You can also contact us online or email attorney Charles Flaxman directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.