Our Arlington Heights Workers' Compensation Lawyers Uphold the Rights of Injured Workers
At Ahmad Law Firm, we represent workers who have suffered injuries from on-the-job vehicle accidents. If you were involved in a crash while driving the company car, our Arlington Heights workers' compensation attorneys can help determine if you are eligible for workers' compensation coverage. We can build your case and fight diligently on your behalf as you seek the financial settlement you need for medical bills and lost wages. Contact us today for a free, immediate consultation.
What You Need to Know About Workers' Comp & Vehicle Accidents
Sometimes, your job may require you to drive a company vehicle to make deliveries, move between different work locations, or run errands. Workers' compensation laws allow coverage for workers injured while performing occupational duties. Whether you were driving a car, truck, or other type of vehicle, you may be entitled to a settlement under your employer's workers' compensation insurance.
In order to be eligible for workers' compensation, you must prove that:
- You were driving a company vehicle
- You were injured while on the job
- You were acting within the scope of your employment
Thus, if you are making a delivery for your business, or are traveling for business purposes, you may receive a financial settlement through workers' compensation. It is important to report the incident to your employer as soon as possible, so that he or she can file the proper claim with the insurance company. It is also a good idea to gather evidence at the scene. You can talk to witnesses, take pictures, and request a copy of the police report. Once you receive proper treatment, you can also request a copy of your medical records to use in court if the insurance company disputes your claim.
Employer Liability If the Employee Is At Fault for the Accident
If you are driving within the scope of your employment, your employer or company is responsible for your actions. This is known as the respondeat superior principle. Thus, if you cause an accident while driving a company car, your employer may be held liable for damages in court. Depending on the situation, you may still have to provide payment to injured third parties. However, because you were driving to fulfill employment duties, your employer's insurance company could be found liable for any property damage and injuries suffered in a crash, even if the accident was your fault.
Seek a Favorable Solution with the Help of Our Lawyers
At Ahmad Law Firm, our Arlington Heights workers' compensation attorneys have years of experience. If you were involved in an accident while on the job, we can conduct a thorough investigation. Our firm can talk with you throughout the process to understand your specific needs, and work hard to help you pursue a settlement through your workers' compensation coverage. Whatever your situation, we can guide you through the legal system.