Hurt While Driving For Work?
If you were hurt in an on-the-job auto accident, it is important to know that you may be eligible for both a personal injury and a workers’ compensation claim. Make certain you select an attorney who is experienced in both types of claims to maximize your financial recovery.
At Brock Law Offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, we have more than 20 years of experience pursuing personal injury and workers’ compensation claims for auto accident victims. We represent truckers, delivery van drivers, pizza delivery drivers, bus drivers and others who drive for a living. Our founding lawyer, Tony Brock, is a commercial driver’s license (CDL) holder who has driven trucks over the road and understands the occupational hazards faced by people who work behind the wheel. Our law firm will advocate for you and pursue the results you need to move on with your life.
Why Would You Want To File Two Claims?
Any professional driver who is injured while driving for work is likely eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. If the injury was suffered in an accident caused by another party, such as a negligent driver who collided with the victim’s work vehicle, the victim may also be able to pursue a third-party personal injury claim. This is a claim against a third party — a party other than the victim or the victim’s employer.
Victims of on-the-job motor vehicle wrecks often wonder why they would want to file both a personal injury and a workers’ compensation claim. While workers’ compensation benefits should cover all medical costs, they only cover a portion of lost wages. A personal injury claim allows for the complete recovery of lost wages. Furthermore, a personal injury claim can lead to compensation for pain and suffering, which is not available through workers’ compensation.
Our attorneys are adept at navigating both types of claims. Our goal is to help you maximize your recovery and get you through this as quickly as possible. We are prepared for trial as necessary. You can count on us to fight to get you the results you need.
Free Consultation For Injured Professional Drivers
Contact us today at 402-327-1777 or by email. We handle all workers’ compensation and personal injury cases on a contingency basis. You only pay if we obtain a recovery for you. There is no money required up front.