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Seeking Full Compensation For Work-Related Auto Accidents

If you have suffered an auto accident while in the course of employment, you could be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits and potentially a personal injury claim. However, these claims are notoriously difficult to win, so it is critical to work with a lawyer you trust to help you get the compensation you need.

At Douglas, Joseph & Olson Attorneys At Law, we serve clients in Hermitage, Jamestown and the surrounding areas of western Pennsylvania in a range of personal injury and workers’ compensation claims. We have the knowledge and experience needed to help you get the results you need in your case.

When Does A Traffic Accident Count As A Work Accident?

This is an important question because it determines whether you can bring a workers’ compensation claim. Although each situation needs to be attended to individually, the general rule is that workers’ compensation only applies to accidents that occur while conducting company business. This means that if you are in the company car but on a personal errand when the accident occurs, you would likely not be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits.

Again, each situation is different, so it is important to talk with an attorney from our firm to get a better understanding of how this rule applies to your case.

What Types Of Workers’ Compensation Is Available?

In most cases, we can bring both a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury claim against the other driver. Workers’ compensation will cover quantifiable losses (medical bills and lost wages, for example), whereas a personal injury suit could bring compensation for a wider range of damages, from property damages to long-term psychological problems that arise out of the accident.

Talk With A Lawyer From Our Firm

We are happy to sit down with you and discuss your case. Call us at 724-704-0554 or email us to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney from Douglas, Joseph & Olson Attorneys At Law.