“What Happens if I Get in a Car Accident While on the Job?”
If you’ve been injured while driving a car for work (or as a passenger), you may be wondering, “What happens if I get into a car accident while on the job?”
In this article, our experienced work injury and car accident lawyers will discuss your legal options following a car accident while on the job, as well as how you can protect your rights for a potential workers’ compensation claim.
“I was injured in a car accident while on the job. What can I do?”
If you were injured in a car accident while working, you have several options. The first is to file a workers’ compensation claim. In North Carolina, workers’ comp benefits are generally available to those who work for a company with three or more full-time employees.
Workers’ compensation after a car accident can help pay expensive medical bills, make up for lost wages, and help you regain your quality of life. If you’re injured in a car accident while on the job, you may qualify for a claim.
It’s important to contact an experienced work injury lawyer immediately after being injured in a car accident while on the job. Your attorney can review your claim and advise you on your best legal options for seeking benefits. In many cases, the insurance company and even your employer will seek to avoid paying a claim if possible, and an experienced attorney can help pursue the benefits you need and deserve.
“What can I do if I’ve been injured in a car accident while working?”
If you’ve been injured in a car accident in North Carolina while on the job, you may have a workers’ compensation claim and we can help.
At Riddle & Brantley, our work injury team is led by two Board-Certified Specialists in Workers’ Compensation. This means that they have been recognized by the NC State Bar for their experience and expertise handling these types of cases. Attorneys Chris Brantley and Adam Smith have handled many cases involving injuries suffered in car accidents while on the job in North Carolina, and would be happy to help however they can.
Chris Brantley is a member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Adam Smith is a member of Super Lawyers and also maintains the top attorney rating from Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent (see disclaimer below).
For a FREE consultation with a workers’ comp attorney handling cases involving car accidents while on the job, please call 1-800-525-7111.
There is no obligation and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we get you the workers’ compensation benefits you need and deserve.
Justice Counts for those injured while on the job and we would love to help however we can.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s review your claim.
Other Legal Options for Those Injured in Car Accidents While on the Job
In addition to a workers’ comp claim, you can file a claim or lawsuit with the car insurance company after an accident. An experienced workers’ comp lawyer or personal injury lawyer can help with all the details of your case and help fight for your right to compensation.
When you’re injured in a car accident while on the job, you may have two separate claims — one for personal injury, involving the car insurance company, and one for workers’ compensation, which is filed with a workers’ comp carrier.
These cases can be complicated. But you don’t have to do it alone. For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with a personal injury lawyer handling work accident claims, please call 1-800-525-7111.
The consultation is free, and we don’t get paid unless you do. No win, no fee. It’s as simple as that.
In more than 35 years serving injured workers in North Carolina, we’ve secured many significant settlements for our valued clients (see disclaimer below), including:
$1,800,000 | Truck Accident & Workers’ Comp — When our client was hit by a truck while driving on the job, he suffered extensive injuries. He even lost his left leg below the knee as a result of the accident. Attorney Gene Riddle handled the personal injury and workers’ compensation claim, eventually securing $1.8 million in total compensation in separate settlements with the car insurance company and workers’ compensation carrier.
*** Disclaimer: The results mentioned are intended to illustrate the type of cases handled by the firm. These results do not guarantee a similar outcome, and they should not be construed to constitute a promise or guarantee of a particular result in any particular case. Every case is different, and the outcome of any case depends upon a variety of factors unique to that case.
For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced North Carolina workers’ compensation lawyer handling car accident claims for on-the-job injuries, please call 1-800-525-7111.
We will evaluate your claim and advise you on the best legal options for seeking workers’ compensation and other compensation.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your case.
Justice Counts for those injured in car accidents while on the job in North Carolina, and we would love to help however we can.
*** Disclaimer: An attorney must meet certain requirements to join these organizations or receive these awards. For more information on Membership Criteria for Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Super Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the Litigator Award, and other memberships, awards, and accolades, please visit our Membership Criteria page. These awards and memberships should not be construed as a promise or guarantee of a similar result. Each case is different and must be evaluated separately.