At The Ryan E. Murphy Law Firm, LLC, we have seen over the years that workers who drive on the job stand a greater chance of someday being involved in a motor vehicle accident, simply because they spend so many hours on the road.
Vehicle drivers and passengers who are injured in a crash while working are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Coverage does not hinge on the accident occurring on work property, only on whether it was during your work shift.
As with all workers’ compensation claims, a skilled lawyer can make all the difference in whether benefits are paid for a work-related auto accident.
Ideally, such cases should be handled by a workers’ compensation attorney with particular experience in investigating and pursuing motor vehicle accident cases. Our Springfield attorney has extensive experience guiding people through every aspect of the process.
The Ryan E. Murphy Law Firm, LLC represents employees throughout southwest Missouri in a wide range of professions, from companies large and small. We protect the interests of:
Of course, even if you only drive occasionally for work and are involved in an accident, your claim still should be covered by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. Similarly, passengers who are injured in a work-related car wreck are covered.
While you cannot usually file a workers’ comp claim for an accident en route to or from work, you may be able to file a third-party personal injury lawsuit if a negligent driver caused the crash. Likewise, a third-party action is available to you if another motorist caused your on-the-job crash. In that case, you would be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits from your employer and, possibly, pain and suffering damages from the other driver.
In such cases, hiring an auto accident attorney experienced with personal injury claims is a must. Our firm has been investigating auto accident claims for more than a decade. We know what is required to prove these cases, and we take them to court, when necessary, to prevail on our client’s behalf.
Contact The Ryan E. Murphy Law Firm, LLC online or at 417-888-0000 for an attorney in Springfield and Joplin, MO with the knowledge to pursue every available option if you’ve suffered a vehicle accident on the job.
We meet with you for free and answer all of your questions.
You pay no fee until our firm recovers benefits for you.