People who drive for a living are at risk every day for serious or fatal injuries from vehicle accidents. Professional drivers, as well as people who must drive for work such as sales representatives and real estate agents, are typically covered under workers' compensation when they are injured in a work-related vehicle accident.
Like all types of workplace accidents, workers' comp claims for commercial vehicle accidents are often denied. With the assistance of the lawyers at Landrum & Shouse LLP, however, you can get the benefits you need after an accident. In addition to your workers' compensation benefits, we may be able to file a separate personal injury suit against a negligent third party. We will review your case and discuss whether you can file for these additional damages.
Seeking Workers' Comp And Third-Party Damages
Commercial vehicle accidents can occur with any type of work vehicle such as:
- Delivery trucks
- Cargo vans
- Tanker trucks
- Passenger shuttles
- Limousines and taxis
- Buses and coaches
- Construction vehicles
Your workers' compensation benefits will provide coverage for medical treatment of the injury and reimbursement for travel to doctors' appointments. You will also receive wage replacement benefits if you cannot return to work due to temporary or permanent disability from the accident.
In many vehicle accidents, a third party is responsible for the accident. This may be another driver, the manufacturer of defective vehicle parts or a municipality that did not maintain safe roadways. We will examine the evidence in your case to determine whether a third party is liable for your accident. When appropriate, we will file a personal injury suit against the third party. Any damages you recover from this lawsuit are in addition to your workers' comp benefits.
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