Work-Related Car Accident? Is It Work Comp, Personal Injury…or Both?

Work-Related Car Accident? Is It Work Comp, Personal Injury…or Both?

When drivers are injured on the job, the usual remedy that they would pursue to be paid for their injuries is to file for workers’ compensation benefits.

There is a legal question involved as to what the proper remedy is when one is in a work-related car accident.

Injured workers wonder whether they must go through the workers’ compensation system or whether they can sue someone else. A public road is still a work environment if an employee is on company time.

The ideal situation is to be able to bring a personal injury claim.

In terms of workers comp, this is called a “third-party liability” claim. For all intents and purposes, it is simply an extra lawsuit that is filed outside of the workers comp claim.

Plaintiffs who have filed that type of lawsuit may be eligible for auto accident settlement loans to help hold them over until their case is settled.

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