Many Florida workers drive as part of their job. For example, shuttle bus drivers, truck drivers, and other employees have driving as their primary work description. However, many other employees also have to fight traffic as part of their job. Reporters may be shuttled from news story to news story in a company vehicle, for example. Even office employees may be asked to run an errand or drive the company vehicle to pick up a client, for example. Of course, accidents can occur and can create some confusion for employees who have been injured.
What happens when a traffic accident occurs on the job in Hollywood or anywhere in South Florida? In some cases, it is clear that the accident was work related. When a commercial truck driver, for example, is in a truck accident in Hollywood, it is clear that theirs is an at-work injury. In these cases, drivers are covered by workers’ compensation.
Anytime that you are injured in a car or traffic accident in Hollywood or any Florida community because you were doing something during work hours that is part of your job, you should be covered by workers’ compensation. You may also have the option of pursuing a legal claim against the at-fault driver or third party. Unfortunately, it is not always easy for injured workers to get the compensation they deserve. One problem is that insurance companies and employers sometimes claim that the accident occurred when the employee was not performing work duties or did not occur during work hours. Another problem is that workers’ compensation benefits may not cover the full costs of your injuries, especially if your injuries were severe.
If you think you are covered or think you have a claim, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney in Hollywood or your community to protect your rights and review your options. A personal injury attorney can help you determine whether you qualify for workers’ compensation and can help you pursue a legal claim if you qualify. He or she can help you review your options for pursuing compensation, so that you understand exactly what you can do in your situation. Crucially, a lawyer can also represent you with insurance companies or in court, helping you seek the fairest compensation possible under the law.
You deserve a safe workplace. If you have been injured on the job in a car accident or through any means, contact Flaxman Law Group to review your options in a free case review.
At the Flaxman Law Group, our attorneys understand that experience counts. Our attorneys have more than 60 years of combined legal and insurance industry experience. They have already worked with thousands of personal injury plaintiffs successfully, recovering more than $100 million in out-of-court settlements and trial wins. If you would like to put this experience to work for you today, feel free to contact Flaxman Law Group at any time of the day or night to arrange for a free, no obligation case review.