For thousands of Texans, driving is part of their day to day job responsibilities. Whether that involves driving a car, a truck, a boat or any other vehicle, there is always the possibility of an accident.
Many people know that if you are hurt on the job, you are likely eligible for workers’ compensation, which is intended to cover medical bills, as well as time lost at work. People should also know, however, that if you are involved in a car accident at work – or any other accident involving someone other than your employer – you likely have a claim to recover damages against the responsible person.
These kinds of car accident claims are handled separate from your workers’ compensation claim and won’t affect its outcome or how much you are granted through that claim. Here are some things you should know and do following a car accident on the job:
Make sure to get all pertinent information from the person who was involved in the car accident. A skilled personal injury and car accident attorney can help you understand your options and rights under your own policy, separate from your employer’s or any other policy that might apply at the time of the accident.
Pay attention to details. This includes taking pictures and getting contact information from witnesses at the scene. Never admit fault at the scene or make any comments about your health or if you think that you’ve been injured. Talk to a lawyer as soon as possible to make sure you understand your rights, given the details of the accident, as well as the correct steps for proceeding to make sure your claim is successful.
At the Law Offices of Miller & Bicklein, we are experienced in handling car accident claims that happened on the job. We can isolate these claims from the workers’ comp claim and get you the full amount of compensation you deserve.