Fairfield County Car Accident Attorney
Injured in a car accident while on the job?
Car accidents are some of the most common causes of personal injury throughout the United States, but when car accidents occur on the job, the victims of those accidents may be awarded workers' compensation benefits in order to cover any costs associated with the injury. While it is important for employees to drive defensively and be aware of their surroundings when operating a motor vehicle on company time, nobody can fully prevent the possibility of a car accident caused by a negligent driver on the road, or even an accident that occurs due to other unforeseen circumstances. In any event, a person who is injured in a car accident will be able to receive those benefits as indicated under the law, except in cases where the employee has been found to be intoxicated, whether by drugs or alcohol.
There are a wide variety of types of employment that require the use of a vehicle, and this poses an increased risk to those employees who must take on the responsibility as part of their daily work such as with delivery drivers, field technicians or utility workers. In some cases, car accidents that occur en route to, or home from work may also qualify for workers' compensation. A knowledgeable Stamford workers' compensation attorney will be able to talk with you about your car accident and help to determine whether you may be eligible for workers' compensation under the law.
Work Injuries and Car Accidents
Schafer & Schafer, LLP is a law firm consisting of accomplished and motivated attorneys who specialize in workers' compensation issues. Our firm is very familiar with claims procedures, qualifications to receive benefits, conflict resolution in terms of employer inaction, and many other factors that may play a role in your claim. Not only do we offer expert legal services, but we are also invested in your well-being and can provide valuable guidance and counseling for clients to minimize the confusion and stress that can accompany workplace accidents.
Contact a Stamford car accident attorney
if you have been injured in a car accident while on the job and would like to pursue legal options for recovering the benefits you are entitled to.