At the Gogel Law Firm, our St. Louis workers’ compensation attorney represents injured workers throughout Missouri to help ensure their rights are protected, so they can pursue the benefits they are entitled to from their employer’s insurance coverage.
While most workers know that if they get hurt at work, they are eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim, many do not know what happens if they are hurt in a vehicle collision while on the clock.
When the proper evidence can be collected, it may be possible to recover damages under both workers’ compensation and a separate personal injury claim against the at-fault driver’s auto insurance coverage.
Here is what Missouri workers need to know about vehicle accidents and their legal rights.
How Can I Prove My Injuries Occurred During a Work-Related Vehicle Accident?
There are endless professions that require their employees to drive on company time, in both company cars and their personal vehicles.
If you drive a company car and your job requires you to be on the road, any injuries you incur in an accident will be work related and therefore should be covered by workers’ compensation.
The same is true for those who are delivery drivers, sales consultants, or construction workers that are driving their personal vehicles for work purposes.
When a worker is injured in a St. Louis car accident while on the job, they are going to need medical care and time away from work to heal. They should not be liable for those expenses.
Workers’ compensation can be pursued for their medical bills, time away from work, and for any permanency incurred from the accident. Before the insurance company will support the claim, we must prove that the collision and injuries occurred while the employee was on the clock.
A separate claim against the at-fault driver can also be pursued, which will require us to prove he or she was negligently operating their vehicle, which led to a collision that caused our client’s injuries.
If you are unsure of where to begin your injury claim — whether by filing a workers’ compensation claim or personal injury claim after a car accident — we can help you understand your complete legal options to pursue maximum recovery.
Contact the Gogel Law Firm in St. Louis, Missouri Today for a Free Consultation
If you are unsure of where your financial support should come from after suffering a workplace injury in Missouri, contact our dedicated workers’ compensation and personal injury attorney in St. Louis today and allow us to review your case by calling (314) 775-3864 or contacting us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.