Understanding Liability in a Workplace Car Accident

When people think about vehicle accidents, they think about accidents between private vehicles, but there are many people who are working on the streets daily. If you are involved in a crash while you are working, one thing is certain: you are going to need an attorney who can navigate the fine line between personal injury and workplace accidents. The legal team at Meline & Vargas is the expert you need at your side.

In regular or private car accidents, the first step is to determine who is responsible or at fault for the accident that occurred. It is determined by who was behaving negligently. A clear example: If any of those involved were driving under the influence of alcohol or another substance, they would be considered guilty.

This rule works the same way when it comes to an accident that happens while one of the parties is working. If there is a third party who was responsible for your accident while you were working, it means that you will be able to sue the driver while receiving workers’ compensation.

Lawsuits for Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury Claims

In a Workers’ Compensation claim, there is no compensation for pain and suffering as such. But you should receive all medical care free of charge and financial compensation for your time away from work.

If a third party caused your injury, you have the opportunity to sue the person responsible for your pain, suffering, and any other loss. This is a good way to maximize the compensation you will receive.

Our attorneys are experts in handling these situations. They will work to secure every penny you deserve. Both legal processes – the workers’ compensation claim and the personal injury claim – are tedious and complex. Make sure you have an experienced legal team on your side. Our team is ready to help you.

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