Work-Related Motor Vehicle Accidents
Were you injured while driving on the job?
If you were in a motor vehicle accident while performing work-related duties,
there is a chance you could be entitled to
workers' compensation benefits. This means you could receive payments to cover your medical costs and
to provide you with continual payments while you are out of work. If your
accident was caused by another driver, you might also be able to collect
compensation from the other driver's insurance company.
It is important that you be aware of all your options for compensation
and that you take all the steps necessary to receive the full settlement
amount to which you are entitled. At The Law Office of Brian H. Sumrall,
an Atlanta workers' compensation lawyer is available to provide legal
guidance and representation during this process, which can become complex
in certain situations. Employers and insurance companies sometimes try
to avoid giving injured workers access to the fair compensation because
they are too concerned about their own profitability.
Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents That Can Affect Employees
Many jobs required the use of trucks, trailers and other large vehicles
for transporting merchandise, transporting people or performing other
duties. In other instances, individuals use smaller vehicles, such as
passenger cars, for work-related errands or activities. In both types
of vehicles, accidents can occur, and they can lead to very serious injuries.
Work-related motor vehicle accidents can also happen in a variety of settings,
such as on a public street, on highways or freeways, and on industrial
premises. Employees can even be injured in motor vehicle accidents while
they are pedestrians, such as if they are hit by a vehicle while they
In the United States, motor vehicle-related accidents are the leading cause
of the work-related deaths, according to the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To be exact, motor vehicles are involved in about 35 percent of
occupational fatalities that are reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Proving the Accident Was Work Related
When you are trying to receive compensation for a work-related motor vehicle
accident, you will need to show that the accident did in fact occur while
you were performing work-related duties. Because there are some specific
activities that might not be considered as legitimate work-related activities,
it is best to have a lawyer guide you through the process and help you
rights as an injured worker.
If you feel that you are unfairly being denied workers' compensation
benefits, an attorney can help you evaluate the state of Georgia's
regulations related to workers' compensation and how they apply to
your situation. The lawyer can also help you identify the cause of your
injury, document your injuries and medical expenses and present a strong
argument on your behalf. There are many grounds on which an employer,
insurer or other driver could try to contest your workers' compensation
claim. For example, they might argue that you actually the one who is
at fault for the accident that caused the injury, that you did not actually
receive the injuries you are claiming, or that you did not actually receive
your injury while performing work duties.
Having the Right Attorney Represent Your Case
Over the past decade, Atlanta workers' compensation attorney Brian
H. Sumrall has been handling all types of workers' compensation cases.
Whenever he represents clients, he makes sure to vigorously pursue the
maximum amount of payment for those individuals so they can receive the
support and recovery they need. He is not only able to help clients correctly
file for workers' compensation claims, but he also helps them file
workers' compensation appeals when unfair
If you were in a worker-related motor vehicle accident any other work-related
accident, contact The Law Office of Brian H. Sumrall so he can provide
you with the attention and representation you deserve.