Arizona Job-Related Car Accidents

Job-Related Car Accident Injury Claims–Who Pays in Arizona?

Arizona Job-Related Car Accident

Were you injured in a job-related car accident in Arizona? If so, you may be covered by your employers workers’ compensation insurance. That includes whether you were driving or riding in a vehicle for a work-related reason. 

At Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys, our workers’ comp lawyers in AZ have experience assisting delivery drivers, construction laborers, first responders, taxi and ride-share drivers, nannies, truck drivers, law enforcement officers, and others that drive for a living establish eligibility after a car accident. Once eligibility is established, our team will know how to make the insurance company pay a just settlement to cover your bills and lost wages. 

We’ll also seek out additional recovery options if a civil car accident suit should be filed against another party for causing you harm. Most importantly, our team does this with no out-of-pocket costs to you unless we win.   

What Do You Do If You Are Injured in an Accident Involving a Work Vehicle?

Any type of accident is nerve-wracking. However, your concern right after an on-the-job car accident might be especially worrisome if you fear retaliation from your employer

Even with these concerns, you still need to make sure that you do all that you can to help minimize your recovery time if at all possible.

With that in mind, we provided five important steps to take if you are ever hurt in a car accident while on the clock.  

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Five Steps to Take After a Job-Related Car Accident

1. First, remain calm and seek immediate medical assistance. 

2. Second, contact your employer to let them know of your accident. They can then let their insurance company know about your job-related car accident. 

3. Third, snap a few photos of the location, the other vehicle, and any physical and property damage if you are able. If not, then just wait for the emergency vehicle to arrive. 

4. Fourth, when you give your statement to the police, only provide the facts. It’s important that you avoid placing or taking blame. Also, if you noticed the other driver violating a law prior to wrecking into you, mention it to the officer.

5. Lastly, contact an experienced Arizona personal injury attorney about your accident involving a work vehicle. 

Did Your Car Accident Occur While Performing a Job Duty? 

Under Arizona law (A.R.S. 23-904), you would not qualify for workers’ compensation if you were injured in an accident while driving to or from work. An exception to this rule is if you were injured in a car accident while performing an errand for your employer during your normal commute or work day. 

More specifically, you would qualify for workers’ comp if you were in a car accident while performing one of these job-related tasks:

A job-related Phoenix car crash tragically unfolded on August 3, 2020 that involved a police officer and another vehicle. The officer was in an unmarked police SUV heading westbound on Buckeye Road when they were hit by another vehicle making a U-Turn. The officer and all five occupants of the other vehicle were taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries ranging from minor to life-threatening.

Our sincerest empathy goes all to all those involved in the accident. The unfortunate truth is that these types of accidents are not uncommon. 

If you or a loved one is injured in a car wreck while working, know that our Arizona personal injury attorneys are available around the clock to help you maneuver through filing a workers’ compensation accident claim. We are here to listen to your needs, work with you to gather evidence, review medical and accident reports, talk with witnesses,  and seek out maximum compensation from the at-fault driver and your workers’ compensation insurance. 

Does Fault Matter in On-the-Job Car Accidents?

On-the-Job Car Accidents

Establishing fault after a car accident helps to determine who will be responsible for paying compensation for damages and injuries. Arizona is in fact an at-fault state when it comes to civil car accidents. This means that after a car wreck, the responsible driver’s insurance company is responsible for compensating those injured in the crash. 

However, the law changes in terms of job-related car accidents. Arizona workers’ compensation law is a no-fault system. Hence, you would still be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits even if you were at-fault in a car accident while at work, as long as the crash was not intentional. 

Ultimately, there is enough of a distinction between a civil car wreck and an on-the-job car accident that it becomes imperative to have a dedicated work injury attorney representing your best interests.

At Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys, our legal team makes sure that injured workers in Arizona receive fair and full compensation for work-related injuries. 

What If Your Employer’s Workers’ Comp Insurance Company Denies Your Claim?

We’ve seen it happen all too many times—an injured worker’s employer and insurance company will deny a worker’s comp claim at first. The reason they often give is that the accident did not happen while performing a job-related task. 

If your employer’s workers’ comp insurance company denies your claim, we recommend the assistance of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to file an appeal on your behalf. You have the right to level the playing field by having your own legal counsel to go up against the legal team of your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company. 

Our workers’ injury lawyers are prepared to hammer the insurance company to get you all of the compensation that you deserve! 

In a wreck? Need a check?® Contact our Arizona work injury lawyers today to discuss your case. The call is free, the consultation is free, and you don’t pay any fees until we win financial benefits for you. 

How Much Would You Get for an Arizona Workers’ Comp Car Accident Claim?

The amount you receive for an Arizona worker’s comp claim depends on a few factors. Get in touch with the award-winning Arizona personal injury lawyers at Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys today to find out if you might be entitled to compensation for the following damages:

Our team cares about the long-term effects your car accident will have on your quality of life. As such, you can count on us to carefully assess the circumstances of your individual claim and take the time to explain your legal options during your free consultation. 

Call an Arizona Job-Related Car Accident Lawyer at Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys Today

Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys handles workers’ compensation claims for injured workers across the state of Arizona—including Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma, Bullhead City, and other areas. Contact us today to put our highly successful legal team to work for you.

Days, night, weekends, and even on holidays, your Arizona job-related car accident team is one call, click, or form-fill away.   

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