Car Accidents At Work: Your Rights Under Workers’ Comp
In Louisiana and Mississippi, if you are involved in a car accident at work, you may be able to collect workers’ compensation benefits. In fact, depending on the severity of your injury, these benefits may include paid medical treatment, wage replacement benefits and vocation rehabilitation/retraining, among others.
The workers’ compensation system was developed to help protect injured workers and assist them in getting through an often tough situation. When the system fails and you, the injured employee, are not protected, you need the help of an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer. You and your loved ones should not have to wait to get the benefits you are entitled to receive!
If you have suffered a work-related car accident injury and have questions about your rights, call The Lucky Law Firm NOW! We can help regardless of whether your workers’ comp claim has been denied, or you simply feel like you are getting the runaround from your employer or the insurance company.
Let our experience work for you and get the compensation you deserve. Contact The Lucky Law Firm today and let our Louisiana and Mississippi workers’ compensation attorneys help you! You can call us 24 hours a day at 225-963-5453. You can also email us. We offer FREE initial consultations.
Who Is Eligible For Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
Generally, injured employees are entitled to workers’ comp benefits so long as their car accident injury occurred “within the course and scope” of their employment, which may include the following situations:
- You are making deliveries for your employer
- You are transporting other employees
- You are running errands for your employer or manager
- You are required to drive/travel for work
Importantly, you may still be eligible for workers’ comp even if you are technically at fault for the accident, although there are several limitations to this rule. For instance, if you are intoxicated at the time of the accident or you are intentionally trying to injury yourself or others, workers’ comp may not cover your injury.
If you would like to learn more about these and other limitations, or if you have questions about workers’ compensation benefits in general, you need to speak with one of the lawyers at The Lucky Law Firm. With offices in both Baton Rouge and New Orleans, we help clients throughout Louisiana and southern Mississippi.