With more than 16 million car accidents occurring in the United States every year, there are sure to be some car accidents that involve motorists who are “on the job.” The amount of stress and anxiety that a car accident puts on an individual should not be multiplied by the worries of having to report the accident to their employer. Although the law can be complicated surrounding who is responsible for the car accident, this should not deter those injured from reporting their injuries to their employer. Because of the complexity of these types of accidents, it is important to contact a lawyer who can file a Pawtucket car accident lawsuit on your behalf.
Who Is Responsible For Compensating The Parties?
An employee that gets involved in a car accident while in their employers car, and is at fault, will not be held responsible for the other party’s damages due to the legal doctrine of respondent superior, which states that am employer can be held responsible for the acts of an employee who is acting within their job description. The employee who is injured in the car accident will also be required to file an insurance claim with the employer’s car insurance company to get them to cover the responsibility for the monetary and medical losses suffered.
What If I Am Injured and Cannot Return Back To Work For Some Time?
Luckily, if you are injured in a car accident while working and cannot return back to work, Pawtucket workers’ compensation can help ease the strain of a financial burden. Typical benefits are made up of lost income, payment for medical bills, disfigurement, job retraining and, in some cases, a lump sum settlement. If you find yourself needing workers’ compensation, here are some steps on what to do after the injury occurs:
- Report your injury without delay.
- Write out an injury report.
- See your doctor.
- Request that your employer alert their insurance company.
- Call an experienced Pawtucket workers’ compensation lawyer for a free case evaluation.
Contact a Pawtucket Car Accident Lawyer
If you or someone you know has been injured in a Pawtucket car accident, contact one of our experienced Pawtucket car accident lawyers located at 11 George St., Pawtucket, RI 02860. You may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. No fees are received unless you win your case. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call us at 1-401-365-6001 or toll free at 1-800-992-6878. You may also fill out our contact form online.