If you have been injured in a car accident on the job, you have multiple potential options for recovering compensation, paying your expenses and medical bills, and covering lost wages. At The Law Offices of Goldfine & Bowles, P.C., we provide a clear explanation of all available claims and the timeline for multiple claims.
Following a car accident while at work, please contact our Peoria, Illinois, law offices today to arrange a free initial consultation and learn what you can do to optimize your claim.
Car Accidents On The Job — Workers’ Compensation Claim Options
When you’ve been hurt on the job, there is always the potential for a workers’ compensation claim, regardless of whether you were responsible for the accident or your employer was. Through the workers’ compensation process, you will be eligible to receive compensation for the cost of medical attention, ongoing medical treatment and wages you didn’t receive while you were out with the injuries.
Our lawyers will put together the evidence and medical documentation needed to build a successful workers’ compensation claim.
When Someone Else Was Responsible For The Accident
If the accident was caused (or contributed to) by someone other than you, your employer or a co-worker, you could also be eligible to file a third-party liability claim. This is relatively common in on-the-job car accident situations as many accidents are caused by other, unrelated drivers on the road.
Third-party liability claims are handled independently of workers’ compensation claims and the two claims’ outcomes and settlements do not affect each other.
Our attorneys are experienced in handling both claims simultaneously, optimizing the amount of compensation you receive for the harm you suffered in the accident. To learn more about your options and how we can help, please contact our law offices today at 309-673-5144 or toll free at 309-673-5144.