Legal Help if You Were Hurt in a Car Accident on the Job
If you were hurt in a car accident while working or doing tasks related to your job, your first source of financial recovery is your own insurance company, which should cover you up to the limits of your policy. But you may also be able to seek compensation for your medical expenses and financial losses from workers’ comp and your company’s short or long-term disability insurer.
Any expenses you have over and above the limits of your insurance policy can often be fully covered by these two sources.
The personal injury lawyers at Powers & Santola, LLP., have secured millions in verdicts and settlements for clients who were seriously injured in car accidents. Contact our upstate New York law office to schedule a free initial consultation. Se Habla Español.
Were You Driving for Work Purposes?
An accident is considered to have occurred “on the job” if you were driving as part of your job duties — doing deliveries, driving to see clients, driving between job sites, driving to pick up supplies, etc. Your own car insurance policy will cover you if you were driving to and from your workplace when the accident occurred, but workers’ comp will not. It is not considered an on-the-job injury.
Was the Other Driver Driving for Work?
In New York, the owner of a vehicle is responsible for negligence on the part of the driver of that vehicle, as long as the vehicle is being driven with the owner’s consent. If the person who hit you was driving for work purposes, the driver’s employer can be held financially responsible.
How a Car Accident Lawyer Can Help
If your car accident on the job caused relatively minor injuries and losses that can be compensated by the two insurance providers — your own no-fault policy and the workers’ comp system. However, if the car accident resulted in a catastrophic brain injury or quadriplegia, it’s wise to have an attorney protecting your interests.
The medical and rehabilitation costs resulting from these injuries, and the associated loss of income and earning potential, can easily add up to $1 million or more. At Powers & Santola, we help our clients access all the available sources of financial compensation so their financial needs are met.
Contact Our Albany Car Accident Attorneys
If you were involved in a car accident on the job, contact Powers & Santola, LLP., online or call our Albany (518-465-5995) or Syracuse office (315-308-1020) to schedule a free initial consultation.