If you have suffered a work-related car accident back injury, you need the help of our Indiana law firm to help you collect the compensation you deserve.
Back injuries resulting from car accidents can have a serious effect on a person’s life. Coping with these injures involves considerable medical expenses, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or a loved one has been injured in a work-related car accident, you may be entitled to workers' compensation, disability compensation, as well as compensation from other liable third parties. Our expert attorneys have helped many clients who suffered spinal injuries on the job to collect the damages they need.
Employees who will be traveling for work should understand their rights and their coverage should an accident occur. For more information on what you should discuss with your employer if you are expected to travel on the job, please contact us today.
Knowing Your Rights
Many Americans travel during work for a variety of reasons: to attend meetings or training, meeting with clients, transporting goods, picking up supplies, and more.
Determining liability when an employee is in an auto accident is, in many cases, more complicated than when an injury occurs at a job site. If an employee is injured in a crash with another vehicle, and the other party is found responsible, the other party and their insurance will be ultimately responsible for all medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. However, your claim may take considerable time to process, as the insurance company will likely fight to reduce the amount of damages they are obligated to pay. In the meantime, you may need workers' compensation to cover your medical expenses. We have worked extensively with clients who have suffered physical trauma resulting from on-the-job spinal injuries in car accidents. Our attorneys can investigate your case and make sure the amount of compensation you receive will cover the costs of your treatment, lost wages, permanent impairment or disability, prescriptions, and other expenses.
Types of Car Accidents that Can Cause Spinal Injury
Car accidents that carry a high risk of spinal injury include:
- Head-on collisions
- Rear-end collisions
- T-bone collisions
- Collisions with stationary objects such as trees or medians
These accidents can cause severe physical trauma when:
- A person’s body continues with the locomotion of the car, and is jolted forward and then quickly jerked back (whiplash).
- A foreign object comes through the car and comes in contact the person.
- A person is catapulted through the windshield.
- The car’s roof is crushed, injuring those inside.
- A person’s body is jolted during a rollover.
The spinal cord itself is a complex network of nerves through which every impulse passes. However, it is delicate and has little protection when the vertebrae become damaged. The spinal cord can become concussed, contused, compressed, or torn. All of these injuries can have lifelong effects depending upon which area of the spine is injured, and the severity of the injury.
For more information on spinal injury resulting from work-related auto accidents, please contact us. We can help you understand your rights, and begin building a compelling case to help you collect the compensation you need.