When you are injured in the workplace, it is usually quite clear if you were engaged in the scope of your employment. This clarity can fade when the accident occurs while you are traveling in a vehicle as part of your work.
When a work-related car accident occurs, employers and insurers will often claim that the worker was not actually working at the time. If they can successfully prove this claim, the injured party may not be entitled to workers' compensation benefits. In addition, the at-fault driver's insurance company may also try to deny your claim for personal injuries based on such defenses as contributory negligence, sudden emergency or assumption of risk.
Experienced in Handling Complex Work Accident Cases
Our lawyers have represented people in all types of occupations in job-related car accident cases:
- Delivery drivers
- Meter readers
- Pizza delivery drivers
- Bus drivers
- Sales consultants
- Heating and air conditioning workers
- Truck drivers
- Construction workers
- Bus drivers
With extensive experience handling motor vehicle accidents, we are familiar with the complex laws relating to scope-of-duty questions and have achieved numerous seven-figure results in car and truck accidents.
Results in On-the-Job Car Accident Litigation
Our client was a doctor who had traveled to a city in North Carolina to deliver a speech. On the way back from a dinner with colleagues he was rear-ended.
Questions immediately arose regarding whether he was engaged in the scope of his employment at the time of the accident. We successfully argued that all time spent on his trip was related to his employment. As a result of our representation our client received both workers' compensation benefits and a settlement from the other driver's insurance company.
Contact a Raleigh Work Injury Lawyers
We welcome the opportunity to talk with you about your car accident case. To schedule a free consultation, contact our firm by calling 919-899-9852 or toll free at 877-320-1851.