I was injured in a motor vehicle accident. Do I also have a workers’ compensation claim? What if the motor vehicle accident was my fault?
It is not uncommon for workers to be involved in motor vehicle accidents while in the course of their employment. Under this scenario, you are entitled to pursue workers’ compensation benefits regardless of fault. If the motor vehicle accident was the result of another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to personal injury damages against this other person or entity, as well as workers’ compensation benefits against your employer. When you have two separate claims for the same injury, it is oftentimes beneficial to seek legal counsel for each claim so that you secure the most benefits under both claims.