INJURED IN A WORK RELATED VEHICLE ACCIDENT?
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Though relatively few employees drive a company car or truck, motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of work-related injuries — especially in Los Angeles. More times than not, these accidents also involve a third-party vehicle. Assigning liability can be a dif cult process and navigating the complexities should be left in the hands of legal professionals.
Whether you’re a full-time truck driver or a part-time courier, if you were injured in a vehicular accident while on the job, you’re almost certainly entitled to workers’ compensation — even if you were at fault. That being said, not all workers’ compensation settlements are equal. Without an experienced advocate by your side, it’s easy to be taken advantage of by big-time insurance companies. At Telleria, Telleria & Levy, LLP, our Los Angeles workers’ compensation lawyers work to protect your interests as you seek the recovery you need.
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Sometimes, it’s difficult to determine whether a vehicle accident is work-related or not. This is especially true when an employee’s personal vehicle is used for company purposes.
Employees who must frequently use their own vehicle include:
- Restaurant delivery drivers
- Outside salespersons
- Home health care providers
Generally speaking, if the accident occurs while commuting to or from work, it is not eligible for workers’ compensation — unless it involved a company vehicle. If a work-related accident is caused by the negligence of the employee, that employee is still eligible for workers’ compensation, but any damages owed to the other party will be paid from the employer’s commercial liability policy. If the other driver was at fault, it is possible to collect both workers’ compensation and a settlement from their insurance provider.
At Telleria, Telleria & Levy, LLP, we’ve been handling workers’ compensation cases for over 45 years. We can help you sort through the complexities of work-related vehicle accidents to protect your interests and provide for your medical needs.