Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Brookfield, WI
If you were recently injured in a motor vehicle accident while performing duties for your job, please connect with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer Brookfield, WI residents trust. Once our team learns more about the details surrounding your crash, we’ll be able to advise you in regards to whether you should file a workers’ compensation claim, a personal injury claim, or both kinds of claims in the wake of your accident. Failure to explore your legal options now may leave you “holding the bill” for medical costs, property damage, lost wages, and other financial obligations related to your crash that you shouldn’t be held accountable for. The experienced Wisconsin legal team at Hickey & Turim S.C. takes great pride in advocating for the rights of workers and accident victims. Please allow us to better ensure that you’re granted access to any forms of fairly valued compensation to which you may be entitled at this time.
Can I File a Workers’ Compensation Claim for a Motor Vehicle Accident?
Workers’ compensation claims are often filed in the wake of motor vehicle accidents. If you’re eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits, you may be able to file one successfully in the aftermath of your accident as well. The primary question that a workers’ compensation claims adjuster will ask is whether the accident occurred as you were engaging in job-related activities or not. If you commute to work from your home and an accident occurs on that commute while you’re “off the clock,” you likely won’t be able to pursue a workers’ compensation claim because you weren’t actually doing your job at the time of your crash. If, however, your boss asked you to pick up pastries for your team on your way into work and your crash occurs during your commute/work-related errand, you can file a workers’ compensation claim successfully with the assistance of an experienced Brookfield, WI workers’ compensation lawyer as you were doing your job at the time of your collision. It may also be possible to file a workers’ compensation claim if you were “off the clock” at the time of your accident, provided that some limited circumstances apply. For example, if you’re a long-haul trucker and you were using your work vehicle (which is your only means of transport when you’re away from home) to get to your hotel to rest of the night or to grab a bite to eat during a mandatory rest period when your crash occurred, your activities may still be considered sufficiently work-related to warrant a successful workers’ compensation claim. If you’re unsure of whether your crash occurred at a time that allows you to successfully file a workers’ compensation claim, please connect with our firm for clarification and guidance.
Legal Assistance Is Available
The aftermath of a motor vehicle crash can be truly disorienting. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or confused, know that you don’t have to navigate the legal side of your circumstances alone. An experienced Brookfield, WI workers’ compensation lawyer with our firm is available at all times to answer your questions and to assist you with your legal options; we look forward to speaking with you.