What To Do After A Work-Related Car Accident
As with all injuries, the first thing you should do after a car accident is seek medical attention. If you are driving your own vehicle on your own time, then any auto repair or medical bills are between you, the other driver, and your insurers.
But if you were driving as part of your job, a car accident is a different situation entirely because you are eligible for workers’ compensation. Because this process is very different from contacting your personal auto insurer, it can be useful to work with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who can help ensure that all of your paperwork is filed properly and on time.
The Law Offices of Lester Friedman will help you determine if your accident is eligible for workers’ compensation. If it is, we will work hard to make sure that you receive adequate benefits.
Legal Assistance For Drivers Working In Any Industry
You don’t have to be a professional driver for your car accident to be considered “work-related,” although obviously workers such as taxi drivers, truck drivers, and delivery workers spend a lot of time working in vehicles. In some cases, workers’ compensation can also apply to bicycle accidents, if a bike is your primary mode of business-related travel — for instance, for pedicab drivers and bicycle delivery workers.
White collar workers can have work-related car accidents as well. Driving from home to work and back doesn’t count, of course — that’s part of your regular commute. But during the work day you might leave the office for a meeting on the other side of town. Or perhaps you sometimes drive cross-country and meet with clients along the way.
Let Us Help You Navigate The Workers’ Comp World
You can rely on the Law Offices of Lester Friedman. Our workers’ compensation lawyers have decades of experience in the Los Angeles area, and a reputation for winning the maximum compensation that our clients deserve.