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Accidents involving cars and other motor vehicles are the most common cause of on-the-job injuries in Indiana, according to the Indiana Department of Labor. More Indiana workers are injured by car crashes than by any other threat, including machinery accidents or workplace violence. Many of these vehicle accident injuries happen in the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson metropolitan area, where one-third of the state’s workers are employed.

Workers in all industries can be severely injured in motor vehicle accidents, not only truck drivers or other transportation workers. In fact, the CDC reports that car and other motor vehicle accidents are either the first or the second most common cause of on-the-job fatal injuries in every major industry group nationwide.

If you have been injured in a car accident while on the job, the Indianapolis car accident lawyers at Klezmer Maudlin can help you get the compensation you need and deserve. We have a combined 100 years of experience helping workers who were injured in accidents while on the job and have been honored to fight for their rights. We are glad our work has made a difference in the lives of workers, their families, and their communities and welcome the opportunity to help you pursue just compensation for the injuries you have suffered.

 

What Benefits Are Available for Workers Injured in Car or Truck Accidents in Indianapolis?

Most workers in Indianapolis who are injured in on-the-job vehicle accidents are eligible for Worker’s Compensation benefits. Indiana Worker’s Compensation will pay for your injury-related medical expenses and pay you tax-free income benefits while you are unable to return to work. Worker’s Compensation benefits are available no matter who or what caused the accident. Even if you caused the accident, you are still eligible for Worker’s Compensation benefits.

In addition, in some cases, where the other driver was not a co-worker or employer and was partially or totally at fault for the accident, you may also be able to file a personal injury claim against them for damages. With this kind of lawsuit, you can seek compensation from the other driver’s insurance company for your losses, including pain, suffering, mental anguish, diminished capacity to enjoy life, health care expenses and other damages recoverable under Indiana law. This compensation could be substantially more than the benefits you receive from Worker’s Compensation alone.

To find out if you can file a lawsuit, you first need to know who was at fault for the accident. Determining fault can be a complex and technical process. The Klezmer Maudlin Indianapolis car accident lawyers have the knowledge, skill, experience, and resources to investigate your accident and gather evidence to demonstrate who was at fault and your need for substantial compensation for the damages you have suffered. If you or a family member has been injured in a motor vehicle accident while on the job, we would be glad to discuss your case with you and answer any questions you may have about Worker’s Compensation and worker’s car accident lawsuits. Your consultation and case review are free.

 

What Are Work-Related Vehicle Accidents in Indianapolis?

To receive Worker’s Compensation benefits for car accident injuries, the accident you are involved in has to be work-related. Work-related vehicle accidents can happen while you are driving, are a passenger, are working on a road, or are walking from one place to another — as long as you are doing something that is part of your job.

Workers with many types of jobs have been injured in work-related accidents. Examples of workers who have jobs where vehicle accidents are common include:

  • Truck drivers. More than one in three long-haul truck drivers have been involved in a serious truck accident at some time in their careers.
  • Workers who drive as part of their job. Salespeople, repair technicians, real estate agents, tow-truck drivers, and delivery drivers are examples of workers who do a lot of driving on the job.
  • Construction workers. Construction site workers may be injured by vehicles driven by other employees or by drivers who do not work for their company.
  • Road workers. Road workers are at risk of being hit by cars and other vehicles passing by.
  • Jobs where walking or bicycling is part of the job. Accidents that occur while a worker is walking or riding a bike to do an errand or make a delivery that is part of their job will generally be considered work-related.
  • Other workers. Many other workers may be at high risk of being hurt in vehicle accidents on the job, including agricultural workers, first responders, and energy company employees.

While many kinds of workers can be involved in work-related motor vehicle accidents, not everything that happens during a workday is considered work-related by Worker’s Compensation. For example, your commute from home to work is usually not considered part of your job, nor is your running personal errands during the workday. If you get hurt in a car accident while solely taking care of personal business or on the way to or from work, you will probably not be eligible for Worker’s Compensation benefits for that accident.

Determining if you were on the job at the time an accident occurred can often be complicated. The experienced Indianapolis worker’s car accident lawyers at Klezmer Maudlin can help. We are dedicated to helping people injured while at work and have a deep knowledge of Indiana law relating to injured workers. In fact, we wrote the book on Indiana Worker’s Compensation law and practice that lawyers throughout the state use as a reference and practice guide.

We would be happy to consult with you about your case, answer your questions and advise you on whether your accident injuries may entitle you to Worker’s Compensation benefits or to if you should seek compensation with a car accident lawsuit. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation and case review.

 

Types of Serious Injuries from Workplace Vehicle Accidents in Indianapolis

Injuries from car and other motor vehicle accidents range from mild to severe to fatal. Common serious injuries include traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord injuries, internal organ damage, injuries to the back, neck, or head, loss of limbs, broken bones and severe burns.

If you have been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident, you may be facing years of medical treatments, rehabilitation, medication and other health care needs. You may have impairments that will be long-lasting or permanent.

Worker’s Compensation benefits will pay for your injury-related medical care and a substantial part of your lost income. If you are eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit against an at-fault driver, you can seek compensation above and beyond what Worker’s Compensation provides.

In an Indianapolis worker’s car accident lawsuit, you can seek payment for your:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Current and future lost income
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Disability and/or disfigurement
  • Diminished capacity to enjoy life
  • Your family’s loss of your affection, companionship, and support
  • Other damages recoverable under Indiana law

The Indianapolis worker’s car accident lawyers at Klezmer Maudlin will review the details of your accident and help you determine your best course of action.

 

How the Klezmer Maudlin Indianapolis Car Accident Lawyers Can Help If You Were Injured in a Work-Related Accident

If you or a loved one were injured in a work-related vehicle accident, we know you could be dealing with a lot of problems all at once. Our law firm has been helping workers like you for more than 25 years. We can help if you:

  • Are filing a claim for Worker’s Compensation and have questions or have run into problems.
  • Have been turned down for Worker’s Compensation. We can help you dispute the decision, and we can represent you in an appeal.
  • Want to know if you can file a lawsuit against an at-fault driver.

If we represent you in a lawsuit, we will use our litigation experience to:

  • Investigate the accident and gather the evidence necessary to prove who was at fault.
  • Gather evidence from medical records and experts to show the full extent of your current and future need for medical treatment.
  • Negotiate aggressively with the lawyers and representatives of the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
  • Protect your rights and ensure that you are getting the maximum settlement or award that you are entitled to.
  • Be ready to go to court, if necessary.
  • Keep you updated on all the important developments in your case and answer your calls promptly.

Let us put our experience and legal expertise to work helping you get the financial compensation you need. For a free consultation and case review, contact us at 317-569-9644 or submit the contact form on our website. We will get back to you soon, usually within 24 hours or less.

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