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How to Determine If Your Work-Related Car Accident Qualifies for Workers' Compensation Benefits

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If you have been involved in a car accident while on the job, you may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits. But how do you know if your accident qualifies? Here are some factors to consider:

1. Was the Accident Work-Related?

To qualify for workers' compensation, the accident must have occurred while you were performing work-related duties. This includes driving to and from job sites, running work-related errands, and attending work-related events.

2. Was the Accident Caused by Someone Else's Negligence?

If the accident was caused by another driver's negligence, you may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits in addition to any personal injury lawsuit you file against the other driver.

3. Did You Report the Accident to Your Employer?

To qualify for workers' compensation benefits, you must report the accident to your employer as soon as possible. Failure to do so may result in a denial of your claim.

4. Did You Seek Medical Treatment?

If you were injured in the accident, it is important to seek medical treatment immediately. Not only will this help you recover from your injuries, but it will also provide documentation of your injuries for your workers' compensation claim.

5. Did You Hire an Attorney?

While you are not required to hire an attorney to file a workers' compensation claim, it can be helpful to have an experienced attorney on your side. An attorney can help ensure that you receive the benefits you are entitled to and can help you navigate the complicated workers' compensation system.

Contact Crane Flores, LLP Today

If you have been involved in a work-related car accident and are unsure if you qualify for workers' compensation benefits, contact Crane Flores, LLP. Our experienced workers' compensation attorneys also specialize in car accident cases, and have the skills and resources to help you navigate the system and fight for you to receive the benefits you are entitled to.

Call Crane Flores, LLP now at (805) 628-4967 or click here to request a free consultation online