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Champaign Work-Related Car Accident Attorney

Quincy workers' comp attorneys for vehicle accidents on the job

Lawyers for Injuries in On-the-Job Vehicle Accidents in Champaign County, Sangamon County, and McLean County

Certain types of employees are at a higher risk of being injured in a car accident while at work. However, anyone who is injured in a motor vehicle collision that occurred while they were working will be eligible for workers' compensation, and these benefits are available no matter who was at fault for the injury. Other forms of compensation may also be available through personal injury claims against parties who caused an accident through negligence. If you have been involved in a vehicle accident while working, you should consult with a lawyer to determine how you can receive the compensation you deserve.

At Kanoski Bresney, our attorneys have more than 40 years of experience in the fields of personal injury, car accidents, and workers' comp. With over $400 million recovered for injury victims, we can help you take the right steps to receive workers' compensation benefits and pursue compensation from a negligent driver or someone else who was responsible for your injuries. We will provide you with respect, response, and results, and we will fight to make sure you are fully compensated for an on-the-job car accident.

Workers' Compensation for Vehicle Accidents

Employees who drive regularly are at a higher risk of being injured in a car accident while working. These workers include taxi drivers, delivery drivers, and couriers, as well as highway workers who operate vehicles and equipment in construction zones. Drivers of school buses, city buses, or other mass transit vehicles may be involved in bus accidents. Drivers of commercial vehicles may be injured in truck accidents. These workers will typically be eligible for workers' compensation benefits if they were involved in a collision during the course of their work.

A person does not need to spend the majority of their work hours driving for a motor vehicle collision to be considered a work-related accident. As long as a person was driving or riding in a vehicle as part of the scope of their employment, an injury that occurred in a car accident will most likely qualify for workers' comp. However, accidents that occur while a person is commuting to or from work will usually not be considered within the scope of their work, and workers' compensation will not apply in these cases.

Third-Party Car Accident Claims

While workers' compensation will cover some of the costs related to an on-the-job car accident, including expenses related to medical care, it may not fully address all of the ways a person and their family have been affected. To ensure that a victim is fully compensated for the losses they have experienced, it may be necessary to pursue third-party claims against others who were responsible for a collision.

As with other types of car accidents, a driver who was responsible for a collision will be liable for the damages suffered by other drivers, passengers, or pedestrians. Victims may be able to receive compensation through the at-fault driver's auto insurance policy, or they may pursue a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation from the driver. Personal injury claims may also be filed against other liable parties, such as a company that manufactured or sold defective auto parts or a city or county government that did not take steps to address hazards on a dangerous highway, road, or intersection. These types of claims may allow a victim to seek compensation for damages that are not covered by workers' compensation, such as pain and suffering.

Contact a Bloomington On-the-Job Car Accident Lawyer

Whether you spend a great deal of work time behind the wheel or only occasionally drive while working, you deserve to be compensated for work-related car accident injuries. Kanoski Bresney can help you file a workers' compensation claim, and we will determine whether any other forms of compensation may be available. Contact our office and set up a free consultation by calling 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682. We provide legal help to victims of on-the-job vehicle accidents and other workplace injuries in Springfield, Decatur, Tazewell County, Peoria, Macomb, Adams County, Pekin, Champaign, Sangamon County, Bloomington, Peoria County, Macon County, Schuyler County, Rushville, McDonough County, McLean County, Champaign County, Quincy, and all of the state of Illinois.

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