Workers’ Compensation For Work-Related Car Accidents
If you drive for a living, or driving is one part of your job, you face risks on the road. What happens if you get into an accident while on the clock? Who is responsible for your medical bills and missed work? Does your insurance cover it, or your employer’s?
Our lawyers at Curt Hamilton Injury Law can answer these and other questions about work-related car accidents. As a local firm in Henderson, we understand the nuances of the workers’ comp system in Kentucky. We’re dedicated to helping workers in our community get the financial benefits they need after an auto accident.
Who’s Entitled To Workers’ Comp For Car Accidents?
If you’re an employee, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for an auto accident that results in you getting hurt on the job. Notably, you probably can’t get benefits if you were simply driving to or from work. Nor are you eligible for benefits if you’re an independent contractor rather than an employee. But if your job involves driving – for example, you’re a truck driver, a delivery truck driver or you use work vehicles for your job – and you’re not an independent contractor, you can seek workers’ comp.
If you have questions or doubts, please talk to our lawyers. Even if you’re labeled as an independent contractor, there may be grounds to show that you’re actually an employee who has been misclassified as a contractor. We can clarify whether you’re eligible for workers’ comp.
You Might Also Have A Personal Injury Case Against The Other Driver
If your accident involved someone else who isn’t a coworker, or another business or entity besides your employer, you may have grounds to pursue a personal injury claim for your auto accident. The amount you recover will be in addition to your workers’ comp benefits. Don’t miss out on this valuable compensation.
Learn More About Your Options For Compensation
Don’t rely on your employer or their insurance company when it comes to getting the full workers’ comp benefits you deserve. Our lawyers can be your advocates. Call 270-458-3126 or send us an email to get started with a free consultation.