What Type Of Benefits Can I Collect After Being In A Crash While Driving For Work?
If you are in a Florida car accident while you are driving a company car or you are driving on company time, you should be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits in Florida. These benefits would include money to reimburse you for your medical expenses and lost wages. However, under the workers’ compensation law, you won’t fully be reimbursed for the wages you lost.
This is why you should discuss the particulars of your claim with an experienced workers’ comp attorney. A lawyer will know how to get you the most compensation possible. For example, if you cannot return to your job or make the same money you did pre-injury, then you may be entitled to temporary total disability or temporary partial disability benefits under the law.
Also, injured car accident victims may find it in their best interests to pursue a personal injury claim against the negligent driver. By pursuing a third party claim in addition to a workers’ compensation claim, you may be able to collect more damages or additional benefits to maximize your compensation.
Because getting the maximum benefits may be complicated, make sure you have a lawyer on your side who practices both workers’ compensation and personal injury law in Florida. For a free consultation about your case, contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″] to speak with a skilled South Florida accident attorney.