On The Job Car Accident
Have you been injured in a car accident while on the job?
Part of a job may consist of you having to drive as part of your job. That means that you are still on the clock as you drive from destination to destination.
Whether you are an employee driving your own car or company vehicle, there may be risks awaiting you as you are driving on the road. Its possible, accidents can happen, oftentimes as a result of another persons negligence, misconduct, or inexperience. You may sustain injuries as a result of being involved in an on the job motor vehicle accident. Following an on-the-job car accident, it is important that you seek the services of a workers compensation attorney. Thats because you may have 2 different claims you can pursue. One being a workers compensation claim and the other being a personal injury claim against the driver that hit you. The laws of workers compensation are very different than the laws behind personal injury. That is why is vital that you contact a workers compensation lawyer for a free consultation. Even if you were the cause of the accident, the Texas workers compensation laws may still cover your medical bills and lost wages. As long as you were injured while in the "course and scope" of employment, you will normally be covered by the workers comp insurance carrier.