Car Accidents at Work
Philadelphia – Harrisburg – Scranton – Pittsburgh – Erie – Pennsylvania
Does your job require you to drive offsite to accomplish essential work tasks? Have you been in a crash and injured during one of these tasks? While leaving the job site can provide a much needed break from the day, it also can expose workers to an increased risk of suffering physical injury. Car accidents are consistently among the leading causes of serious injury or accidental death at work. When you or a loved one are injured due to a car accident at work, or while on a work-related task, you might be eligible for Pennsylvania workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits cover medical costs related to your injury as well as provide a percentage of your salary while you miss work. If you will be out of work for a long period of time and suffer permanent injuries, you might even be entitled to a lump sum payment.
Is Your Car Accident Covered?
How do you know whether your car accident is covered by workers’ compensation? When you are driving your car on an errand for your employer, you might be considered to be under the course and scope of your employment. If so, your injury might be covered under both workers’ compensation with your employer and auto accident law against the person who negligently injured you. Even if the car accident at work was your fault, you might still be eligible for benefits. If you are overwhelmed and unsure what to do next, contacting an experienced and caring attorney can help tremendously.
We understand that you may be frustrated with challenges as a result of a work-related injury. Even more so if you have lost a loved one due to a car accident at work and are trying to manage all of the details of his passing. But we also know that your ability to obtain the financial resources to cope with the loss of income and other expenses that arise may rely upon a successful workers’ compensation claim. Contact Lowenthal & Abrams’ workers’ compensation attorneys in Pennsylvania at 610-667-7511 for help. We will discuss your case at no cost, and there is no fee unless we obtain or restore benefits for you or your loved one, keep your benefits from being cancelled or are able to get a lump sum payment on your behalf.