Injured While Driving on the Job
Injuries that occur on the job happen every day when people are performing their work, but you might not know that getting injured on the way to work could also be possible grounds for a personal injury claim to be made, with your employer as the liable party. Traffic accidents are consistently the most common form of workplace injuries, and if you are injured in a vehicular accident while on the clock, you should contact an expert personal injury attorney from the Cambridge firm of Altman & Altman LLP today.When Would You be Eligible for a Claim?
The most important thing to keep in mind before pursuing an injury claim against an employer following a vehicular accident is whether or not you were performing a responsibility related to your employment at the time of the accident.
An obvious example would be a person who drives freight for a distribution company. If during a delivery the truck malfunctions – perhaps the brakes fail – and the truck crashes into an object, causing injuries to the driver, this is a pretty clear-cut example of an injury that occurs during the course of normal employment. The driver would have a case to receive workers’ compensation if applicable and, if not, to pursue a personal injury claim.
Not all instances are so straightforward, however, and you don’t need to drive for a profession to be eligible for compensation following injuries that happen on the road. Some examples of situations where you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim could include:
- Driving to and from work as a normal course of your workday
- Driving while sent out on a work-related assignment – such as picking up documents from another location, driving to a satellite work site or even simply going out to pick up lunch or pastries for an office meeting, provided you were instructed to go on the task by an employer
- Driving fellow employees or supervisors to and from the workplace
These are not the only cases where you may be eligible to collect compensation, so it is vital that following an accident on the roads you contact a professional personal injury attorney at Altman & Altman LLP right away. We will be able to assess the situation and provide an expert opinion as to whether or not you have a strong case, and provide best practices and best steps for proceeding forward if you wish to pursue the claim.
There are more wrinkles to this type of claim as well, since you may be eligible to file suit against the party that hit you, provided they caused a certain amount of monetary damage through injuries or personal property destruction. Once again, our professional staff will be able to let you know for sure what the options available to you are, and guide you through the process every step of the way.We are Here to Help
The personal injury experts at Altman & Altman LLP have over 50 years of experience advocating on behalf of our clients from Cambridge, the Greater Boston Area and throughout Massachusetts who have needed legal guidance on every different type of personal injury case imaginable.
We understand how hectic, confusing and scary things can seem after an accident – especially if you’re concerned about hospital bills piling up and being unable to work to collect a normal paycheck. Dealing with insurance companies and employers unwilling to dole out workers’ compensation is not something you should have to deal with when you’re recovering from a work-related vehicular accident.
We take the time to get to know you and your case, and pride ourselves on providing a friendly atmosphere for you to feel comfortable and well taken care of. Contact us online or call for a free consultation to go over the details of your case today at 617.492.3000 or toll-free at 800.481.6199. We are available 24/7.