Work-related Car Accident Lawyers
For many South Carolina employees, travel is an integral part of their job. Perhaps they drive a company car, van or fleet vehicle for business. Maybe they use their personal vehicle to deliver goods or services. Given the alarming statistics relating to the number of motor vehicle accidents, it’s likely that at some point, employees will be involved in a car accident on the job.
While many work-related car accidents result in non-fatal injuries such as bumps and bruises, others can be life changing. They can result in multiple surgeries, rehabilitation and a substantial amount of time off of work. This is why the advice and guidance of an experienced work-related car accident lawyer is necessary for injured workers seeking medical and wage benefits under workers’ compensation law.
Additionally, the expertise of an attorney becomes particularly important if a third party is deemed responsible for the crash. For instance, the injured worker may be eligible to pursue a personal injury claim against the individual at fault. The personal injury claim is an attempt to recover funds for pain and suffering that are not available through workers’ compensation law.
While some work-related car crashes seem straightforward on the surface, they can become complicated if claims are not submitted on time and in accordance with applicable laws. Therefore, as a general rule, if you plan to file a claim of any type, it’s wise to consult an attorney.
The attorneys at Wern Lawyers in North Charleston are uniquely positioned to help injured workers and their families obtain the benefits they need and deserve. With a focus on personal injury and workers’ compensation cases, our firm understands how the system works and what it takes to help you obtain the benefits that you need and deserve.
We Ensure Injured Workers’ Rights are Protected
If you’ve been involved in a work-related motor vehicle accident, the dedicated team at Wern Lawyers makes it their primary responsibility to ensure that your rights are protected.
Under workers’ compensation law in South Carolina, workers that are injured in an on the job motor vehicle accident are entitled to medical treatment (paid for by a workers’ compensation insurer), loss of wages and some form of disability benefits, if applicable. When an employee loses their life as a result of a work-related car accident, death benefits are available. Even so, it’s not safe to assume that you will be paid the compensation that you deserve for expensive medical bills, treatment, lost wages or impairment. The process of obtaining benefits through workers’ compensation can prove tricky, with deadlines and legal regulations.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident on the job, it’s in your best interest to contact the work-related car accident attorneys at Wern Lawyers. We’ll help you understand your benefits under the law and fight to make things right again. For a free evaluation of your incident and guidance with your claim, contact Wern Lawyers in North Charleston today.