Anaheim Work Van Accident Attorney
Collisions involving company trucks and/or vans can be more complicated than other typical motor vehicle accidents. It may be more difficult to determine who is actually liable for your injuries and damages. Depending on the specific facts of your case, you may be entitled to compensation from both your employer (as part of a workers’ compensation claim) and a third party who caused the accident.
In order to make sure your work van accident claim is properly handled and you get the full money damages you deserve from all responsible parties, you should immediately speak with an attorney. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas are dedicated to protecting your legal rights and working hard to get you the maximum compensation that you are entitled to after a work van accident in El Segundo.
Seeking Compensation Under a Workers’ Compensation Claim for Work Van Accidents
Your employee status and scope of work at the time of your collision will determine whether you are eligible to file for workers’ compensation after a work van accident. In most cases, if you are an employee and you were driving your work van “within the scope of your employment,” then you may be entitled to benefits – if your employer provides coverage.
A key factor in getting workers’ compensation benefits is that you must identify as an employee and not an independent contractor. In other words, your employer must give you a regular paycheck and a W-2. If you do not know whether you are an employee or independent contractor, you should consult with an Anaheim work injury attorney as soon as possible.
Some common types of workers who are generally eligible for workers’ compensation benefits for injuries resulting from a work van accident include:
- Construction workers and project managers
- Delivery truck and van drivers
- Electricians, plumbers, and HVAC technicians
- Home repair, installation, and service providers
- Landscape workers
- Sales representatives and account managers
- Garbage truck drivers
Once you have determined your employment status, you need to figure out whether your employer participates in workers’ compensation. California law mandates that all employers must participate in workers’ compensation, even if they have only one employee. California law requires a business owner to carry workers’ comp insurance for employees who regularly work in California, even if headquartered in another state.
The legal team at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas will investigate the facts of your case to determine whether you are eligible for benefits and whether your employer participates in workers’ compensation. We will make sure you get the full compensation that you deserve from the trucking company and their insurance carrier for the injuries you have suffered.
Seeking Compensation Against a 3rd Party
Whether you are eligible for worker’s compensation benefits will not impact your ability to seek compensation from the actual 3rd party who caused the accident. You will need to open a claim with at-fault driver’s insurance carrier, similar to any other car accident claim.
Drivers injured in work van accidents are generally able to file claims for:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Failure to stop
- Failure to yield
- Fatigued driving
- Merging and lane change errors
- Reckless driving
- Other types of driving mistakes
Common Work Van Accident Injuries
The Anaheim work van accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas understand that no amount of compensation will undo the harm caused to our clients. Our main focus is to ensure that our injured clients get the full care and treatment they deserve for their resulting accident injuries.
Below are some common types of work van accident injuries:
- Open and closed head injuries, such as a traumatic brain injury and concussion
- Broken bones
- Lacerations, cuts and bruises
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Damage to internal organs
- Soft tissue injuries
- Nerve damage
Symptoms of certain work van accident injuries can take time to surface. Our legal team will help you mitigate the severity of your injuries by making sure you have immediate access to medical care and treatment.
You Need to Hire an Experienced Anaheim Work Van Accident Lawyer
It is important that you immediately consult with and hire an experienced attorney after a work van accident. Insurance carriers instruct their adjusters to do whatever it takes to settle your case as quickly as possible, for as little as possible. Insurance adjusters especially target work van accident victims who are not legally represented and attempting to settle their claim on their own.
At the Law Offices of Samer Habbas, we will work hard to help our injured clients get the full compensation they deserve, whether through workers’ comp or a third party insurance company. Our Anaheim work van accident lawyers have the experience to identify all of the parties responsible for your collision and how to maximize the compensation that you deserve.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation!
If you or a loved one has been injured in a van accident, contact the Law Offices of Samer Habbas. Our accident attorneys specialize in handling van accident cases and have the experience to help you recover your lost wages, medical expenses and any other costs associated with your accident. We will aggressively pursue your claim to ensure that you are rightfully compensated for your injuries.
Please call us at 949-727-9300 to discuss your case with an expert Anaheim work van accident attorney or you can fill out our free consultation form.