Recovering Compensation After an Accident in a Work Vehicle
Being involved in an accident in a company vehicle can be stressful and overwhelming. Without the help of an experienced attorney, you may not know who to file a claim against and whether you can obtain compensation for your injuries.
At Freeburn Law, our experienced legal team can help you understand your legal options after an accident in a work vehicle. We can help you file a workers’ compensation claim or file a lawsuit against a liable third party. In some cases, you may be entitled to do both. If you were injured in a company vehicle, contact our office at (717) 777-7777 for a free case review.
Who Can I Sue If I Am Injured in a Work Vehicle Accident?
Depending on the case, there are two legal options for obtaining compensation after an accident in a company. You can file a workers’ compensation claim against your employer if you were hurt within the course of your employment. Nearly all employers in the state of Pennsylvania are required to provide workers’ compensation coverage for their employees.
The other option is to file a lawsuit against a liable third party. Any party that is legally responsible for the accident may be sued. It is important to note that these two legal options do not rely on each other. You can file one or the other, or you can file both if you were driving a company vehicle for work and another party caused the accident.
Why File a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
If you were injured while driving a company vehicle, you do not have to prove who was at fault in order to obtain workers’ compensation benefits. It is mandatory for most employers to provide workers’ compensation coverage for their employees, so chances are that you are covered. Additionally, pre-existing conditions do not matter when filing a claim.
What Will Workers’ Compensation Benefits Cover?
An attorney can help you understand your right to workers’ compensation benefits and how to file a claim. It is vital to act quickly as you only have a limited amount of time to file.
Workers’ compensation benefits in Pennsylvania include compensation for:
- Lost wages
- Death benefits
- Loss benefits (related to the loss of use or disfigurement of a body part or function)
- Medical care
If you file a workers’ compensation claim, you give up the right to sue your employer, but not the right to sue a liable third party. You can always file a lawsuit against a negligent driver or another party that caused the car accident. By consulting with an attorney as early in the process as possible, you can file claims against all potentially responsible parties.
Injured in a Company Vehicle? Contact Freeburn Law Today.
Were you recently injured in a company vehicle? Contact our office at (717) 777-7777 for a free case evaluation. Our dedicated legal team has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of injured parties throughout Pennsylvania.
Call today to discuss your legal options for free. All cases are reviewed without obligation to retain our services. Maximize your recovery today.