If you or a family member has been injured in an on-the-job car accident, your thoughts may turn to the importance of filing a claim with your personal car insurance company. Or, you may think about filing a worker’s compensation claim. Did you know, however, that you may face unique legal issues after an on-the-job car accident that cannot be addressed by either your personal car insurance or your worker’s compensation coverage?
This is why it is important to consult an experienced personal injury attorney if you were injured in a car accident while on the job or while traveling to or from a work-related function.
When a worker is hurt on the job by someone who is not employed by the same company, then the injured worker not only has a workers compensation claim, but he or she may file a separate personal injury lawsuit against the responsible person or company who caused the injury and collect monetary damages for pain and suffering and other damages that are not available in the workers compensation claim. The amount of damages recovered in the personal injury lawsuit is typically far greater than the amount recovered in the workers compensation recovery so it is important to make sure that you file both of these claims when it is legally proper to do so.
With an on-the-job car accident, it is often necessary for multiple insurance companies to become involved. You may receive compensation from more than one insurance company but then receive a demand for reimbursement from one of them.
We recommend consulting a knowledgeable car accident lawyer after any serious accident. In the case of on-the-job car accidents, we cannot over-emphasize the importance of receiving sound legal advice and forceful representation. After a workplace car accident, contact The Pryor Law Firm. Our firm has served the New York City area for two decades. In that time, we have investigated countless serious car accidents and fought successfully for high-value results in many of those cases.
Firm founder and attorney Kenneth A. Pryor is a member in the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Pryor is an experienced trial lawyer who teaches trial skills as an adjunct law school professor. Our firm can provide the knowledgeable and experienced legal representation you need.
The Pryor Law Firm operates offices in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Nassau County. We operate exclusively on a contingency fee basis (meaning you pay no fee unless we recover compensation for you) and we can visit you or your loved one at home or at a hospital if travel is difficult. To contact us for help after a workplace car accident, submit an online contact form or call 718-773-1700 in Brooklyn, 212-222-8444 in Manhattan or 516-741-8100 in Nassau County.