Every year, on-the-job vehicle accidents seriously injure thousands of people. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention consistently rank car accidents as the leading cause of fatal work injuries. This trend is sure to grow as people spend more time in their cars for work-related reasons.
One of the reasons these accidents are so common is due to the wide definition of what can be considered on-the-job driving. The following are some of the most common activities you could be carrying out while driving or riding in a car for work-related reasons:
- Making deliveries
- Traveling for work
- Transporting other employees
- Running maintenance calls
- Fulfilling regular work tasks
- Driving professionally for a living
In addition, less clearly defined activities sometimes can also be considered work-related driving. For example, commuting in a company car sometimes applies. When injured at work, you have recourse to get recovery help from your employer, but what about on-the-job accidents? People rarely know what to do.
While workers’ compensation laws can be complicated, the attorneys at Kademenos, Wisehart, Hines, Dolyk & Wright Co. LPA can advise you of your rights and get you the compensation you deserve.
Getting Compensation for Your On-the-Job Vehicle Accident
Getting the compensation you need to recover after a car accident is usually a challenge, but it becomes even more complicated if you are on-the-job at the time of the crash. Not only do you have to consider a potential civil claim against a negligent driver and file the appropriate insurance claims, but you also must deal with workers’ compensation claims. If your car accident occurs while driving a vehicle in order to perform work duties, employer liability can come into play, which means that you may have to file a claim through that avenue instead.
Knowing how and where to file the paperwork to get the compensation you deserve after an accident is stressful for people without personal injury and workers’ compensation knowledge. That’s why a lawyer trained in personal injury, as well as workers’ compensation, can help make this process easier. While you rest and recover, experienced professionals work with all the appropriate parties to maximize your settlement.
If you have been injured on-the-job in a car, truck, or other vehicle accident, call the Ohio lawyers at Kademenos, Wisehart, Hines, Dolyk & Wright Co. LPA today at (419) 625-7770 for a free consultation. We have experienced personal injury attorneys who are also board certified specialists in workers’ compensation. Find out how we may be able to help you get your life back.