Car Accidents on the Job

On-the-job accidents don't have to happen on a construction site or in a store. Many of today's jobs involve a company car or other form of travel. If you were injured while driving a company car on company time, you may be able to claim benefits from workers' compensation and additional insurance policies.

The Coye Law Firm has the experience in workers compensation and car accident claims to know what benefits are available to workers injured in an on-the-job car accident. We can investigate your claim and determine who is liable to help pay for your medical bills, lost wages, and other accident-related costs. Call our office today for a free consultation.


Traveling on Company Time

There are many jobs that require employees to travel, and they aren't just corporate or executive positions. A construction worker may have to travel from one job site to another in a company car, while a grocery store manager may have to fly to the regional headquarters. In either case, the employee may be traveling on company time--an essential element in a workers' compensation claim.

Overlapping Insurance

Workers compensation is a form of insurance. An employer buys a policy to help protect their employees from accidents or injuries that occur on the job. If you're in a car accident, however, your may be covered by your own car insurance policy.

In Florida, vehicle owners are required to purchase personal injury protection coverage as a part of their car insurance policy. P.I.P. pays for the driver's own injuries and lost wages in case they are in an accident. Whether or not the insured driver was at fault for the accident, personal injury protection pays for their injuries.

When an employee is injured in a car accident on the job, they may be able to claim benefits from both insurance companies. Eligibility and benefits vary based on the situation, so learn more about the overlap between workers' compensation and personal injury protection .


How an Attorney Can Help

You have a lot to think about as an injured employee. Discussing your claim with an attorney may help you recover more benefits for medical bills, lost wages, and other injury-related costs. Some claimants are able to get coverage on their own, but unfortunately, disputes happen. A skilled workers compensation lawyer knows the statutes well and can determine how much you are entitled to under the law.

The Coye Law Firm wants to help you recover from an on-the-job car accident. Call our offices today at 800-648-4941 to speak with someone who can evaluate your claim and determine if we are able to help you.