What if Your Auto Accident Was Work-Related?

It is important to avoid making assumptions about the potential strengths and weaknesses of your legal case until your circumstances have been thoroughly and objectively evaluated by an experienced attorney. You may think that you know what led to your accident and who is to blame for it. However, you may not have all the relevant information at your disposal. Once your accident has been investigated by someone with your interests in mind, you may discover that you have more rights and options available to you than you had previously thought. In reality, many accident victims are entitled to far more compensation than they are initially led to believe. Speaking with an experienced Salt Lake City, UT auto accident lawyer at Rasmussen & Miner will help to ensure that you can make truly informed decisions about your rights and options as an auto accident injury victim.

What if Your Accident Was Work-Related?

There are special considerations that you’ll need to navigate if you were engaged in work-related activities at the time of your crash. Depending upon the circumstances of your crash and the nature of your employment, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, a personal injury settlement, or both of these kinds of compensation. If you are covered by workers’ comp—most full-time and part-time employees are—you should be able to collect workers’ compensation benefits as a result of your injuries. If you are in a position to sue anyone other than your employer, you may also be in a position to file a personal injury claim. Only the employers of workers covered by workers’ comp benefits have limited liability protection in the event that a work-related crash occurs.

Legal Assistance Is Available

If you have been injured in an auto accident, you may be entitled to one or more types of compensation at this time. Please connect with our firm as soon as possible—ideally before speaking with any insurance representatives. Both auto insurance representatives and workers’ compensation insurance representatives will devalue or reject your claim if it is in their power to do so. This isn’t malicious, it is just the way that the insurance industry works. Speaking with the experienced Utah legal team at Rasmussen & Miner right away can help to ensure that all of your rightful compensation—insurance benefits and otherwise—is pursued as efficiently and effectively as possible; we look forward to working with you.