Auto Accidents While Working
A Vermont Workers' Compensation Attorney Can Help
You were driving a company vehicle, got in an accident, and now you are injured and unable to work. Who is responsible for your lost wages and medical bills? What about suing the other driver? Even though it is an injury while working, can you sue the other driver who caused the crash? An experienced Vermont workers’ compensation lawyer can help you sort out these questions and pursue the remedies you need. We have 33 years of injury litigation experience.
Put our experience to work for you and call the Law Office of Charles L. Powell PLLC at (802) 731-0154 today!
What You Need to Know – Lawsuit Against the Driver, Plus Workers’ Comp
If you’re in an auto accident while working, you may be able to sue the driver responsible for causing the crash.
That’s because, except for your employer, you can bring a lawsuit against any other person or other company responsible for causing your work injury (sometimes called “Third Party Lawsuit”). And in that lawsuit, you can seek money damages for what is commonly referred to as “pain and suffering,” loss of life’s pleasures, diminished earning capacity and many other damages – damages that are not claimable in workers’ comp.
“Pain and suffering” and other damages are not claimable against the employer for injury at work. The law protects the employer from lawsuits and damages. The law only allows an injured employee to make a claim against the employer for workers’ compensation insurance benefits.
And while suing the other driver, which may take a long time, you can still be eligible – immediately – for workers’ compensation insurance because the injury and disability happened while working.
If your negligence caused the accident, however, you are still covered under workers’ compensation. A workers’ compensation injury attorney in Vermont can help you organize these details and help you plan and pursue your legal options.
Using a Personal Vehicle
If you are using a personal vehicle for company business and you are in an accident while working, you are still covered under workers’ compensation.
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It’s best to know right away what the ramifications are from an accident while driving a company vehicle or while using a personal vehicle for company business. Don’t assume that your employer has the correct information! Consult with a Vermont workers’ compensation attorney right away so you know your rights and what you are eligible to receive.
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