Workers Compensation Attorneys To Help Work Injured Employees
According to the law, employers have to compensate injured employees whose injury may be due to workplace machinery or a job-related hazard. One of the common work-related injuries is a car accident. The injured employees are entitled to claim workers comp benefits when they suffer from an injury during the course and scope of their employment. The Law Offices of Dr. Peter M. Schaeffer represent employees who suffer from car accidents. They are entitled to workers compensation and contact us for the benefits they deserve.
Claiming Workers’ Compensation For A Car Accident On The Job
Employees injured in a car crash while working within the scope of their employment are entitled to workers compensation benefits. These benefits include Medical Care, Disability Payments, and Death benefits. Based on the severity of the injury, the employees may be entitled to temporary total disability benefits, permanent total disability benefits, or partial disability benefits.
To pursue workers comp, the primary step is to prove that the injury is work-related. Often, the employer or the insurer will contest the link between the work-related duties and the injury. So, it is the workers’ comp claimant’s burden to prove that at the time of vehicle collision, they were into a work-related task. If professional truck or bus drivers who operate motor vehicle regularly are injured while working, they’re entitled to workers comp benefits. Besides this, the employers that hire these employees may be responsible for compensating. Workers comp is also for those workers who meet with an accident while driving a company vehicle.
Workers Comp is considered as a no-fault system. It means that the employee can recover the compensation even though it is his fault for causing the accident. What’s important in a workers comp claim is the link between the car accident and the workplace.
Depending on the severity of their injuries employees who claim for workers comp benefits may receive a range of compensation. Besides the reimbursement for medicines and other expenses, it also includes the payment for rehabilitation and missed work wages.
Exception for the worker’s compensation due to a car accident includes the employees who are committing a criminal act at the time of the accident. Another exception is for those employees who haven’t yet begun working.
Workers’ Comp doesn’t compensate employees for suffering and mental trauma. It will not compensate for the property damage.
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We helped many employees who are injured in car accidents, in the State of California and the Riverside and San Bernadino counties, which includes the surrounding communities of Riverside, Corona, Moreno Valley, Hemet, Temecula, and Palm Springs. Free Consultation offered for all Workers’ Compensation cases, all Work Related injuries, and all Personal Injuries. Contact us today at (951) 275-0111.