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Flaggers & Traffic Controllers Accidents While Working

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Flaggers and Traffic Controllers are standing in hazards of traffic. Their bodies are completely unprotected and unshielded from the risk being grazed, hit or crushed by careless drivers of cars and construction vehicles. The risk increases when motorists are not given adequate warning of the upcoming work zone, or if the areas are poorly lit or poorly marked, or if the employee is not provided even Class 1 garments.

What You Need to Know – Lawsuit Against the At-Fault Driver, Plus Workers’ Comp

If you’re in an auto accident while working as a Flagger or Temporary Traffic Controller, you may be able to sue the driver responsible for causing your injury and disability.

That’s because, except for your employer, you can bring a lawsuit against any person or 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. But the law doesn’t prevent you from suing the at-fault driver or even an at-fault co-worker.

And while suing the other driver, which may take a long time, you can still be eligible – immediately – for workers’ compensation insurance benefits and payments because the injury and disability happened while working.

If your negligence caused the accident, you are still covered under workers’ compensation, because workers’ compensation is “no-fault” insurance benefits. As your experienced Vermont workers’ compensation injury attorney at the Law Office of Charles L. Powell PLLC, I can help you organize these details and help you plan and pursue your legal options. With more than 30 years of experience, I have guided hundreds of victims to recover compensation.

Contact me to schedule a free and confidential consultation today!

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