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Auto Accidents While at Work
Not all workplace accidents occur on the job. If you drive for work and are injured in a vehicle accident, you could be covered under Florida's workers' compensation system. Car accidents that happened while executing a job-related duty, such as delivering a product, traveling between work locations, or doing a work errand, can all be covered by workers' compensation.
In Florida, an employee who sustains an accidental compensable injury while operating within the course and scope of their employment may be eligible for benefits or compensation from their employer. In Florida, all work-related injuries are supposed to be covered by workers' compensation in lieu of the injured employee having to give up any legal grounds they might have to sue their employer.
You may be eligible for several different types of benefits under Florida's workers' compensation laws. Medical coverage offers for the reasonable medical costs resulting from your injury. Additionally, if you are unable to work again at all or operate in the same capacity as before the collision, you may be eligible for disability benefits in addition to compensation for lost income while you are healing.
You do not have to establish culpability in order to get benefits under Florida's workers' compensation regulations, which is a significant advantage to filing a workers' compensation claim after being injured in a work-related automobile or motor vehicle accident. This implies that you could have been at blame for the accident and might have received a ticket.
In the contrary, when a driver of a motor vehicle fails to act properly or does something irrational which other drivers would not do, that behavior is referred to as negligence. Liability indicates accountability. The person driving the at-fault car, or the owner of the car is often held responsible for the accident victim's injuries.
In this case you can also file a personal injury claim again the negligent driver(third-party). The benefits you receive under workers' compensation may vary from the ones you can seek under a Florida personal injury claim. If you're interested in learning more about your full range of legal rights and options, contact one of our knowledgeable attorneys at the Law Office of Ruth E. Johnson right away.Call a Palmetto Bay Workers’ Compensation Attorney
A Florida workers' compensation injury attorney can act as your representative to assist with the filing of your claim and the pursuit of the appropriate compensation you are entitled to. Battling an insurance company for the compensation you are entitled to get, in the opinion of our work injury attorneys, should be your least important stress. Recovery should be your primary concern rather than an uncertain financial future.
Act quickly if you were hurt in a car accident in Florida while you were working. The Law Office of Ruth E. Johnson workers' compensation attorneys in Palmetto Bay can advise you on the best course of action to take in order to obtain compensation for the damage you have sustained. For a free consultation, get in touch with our office right now at 305-720-2086.