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Car Accidents in Commercial Vehicles

by | Jul 6, 2012 | Workers' Compensation

Car crashes can create painful injuries. Maybe you got extreme whiplash from being rear-ended, or possibly you were seriously injured because of a violent crash. If you were in a commercial vehicle and were working when the accident occurred, and it was not your fault, then you have a right to petition for workers’ compensation. If there was a malfunction with the vehicle you were operating, which caused a crash, or even if a reckless driver hit your truck or car while on the job, you deserve restitution. This is the same for all employees, from package deliverers to truckers, to pizza delivery boys. Unless the accident was entirely your fault and happened because of your negligence, it shouldn’t be your responsibility.

You can petition for workers’ compensation for any of the injuries that you obtain through a car accident. If you need to attend physical therapy because of a head or neck injury, or any other painful muscle or bone problem, then you should be able to receive damages for the therapy. You can also receive compensation for medical bills, and the lost wages your accrued while you were recovering in the hospital or at home. A good company takes care of their employees, and will seek to help them with these hardships. If you are seeking worker’s compensation from a commercial car accident, then you need to follow these simple steps.

First, hire a workers’ compensation lawyer to work on your case. If you live in New York, then Katz, Leidman, Freund & Herman can help. We are a group of dedicated lawyers that work hard to fight for your rights as a worker. Next, you will want to file your claim with the help of your attorney. After that, you will want to obtain all medical records and other information that you can to prove the accident occurred and that it was not your fault. Your attorney will then help you as you arrive in court for your trial. Talk to an attorney at our firm today for more information!