Who Can I Sue If I’m in a Car Accident at Work?
By Chris Dixon
Most of the time, if an employee is injured on the clock, their employer is liable for damages. However, in situations involving a company vehicle or business outside of the office, if an employee is injured, it can be challenging to understand who is at-fault and required to compensate the injured employee for damages.
Work-Related Car Accident Claims
Missouri’s workers compensation benefits generally apply to most full-time employees, but there are exceptions to this rule. For example, some job types, such as independent contractors (artists, musicians, some construction jobs), are ineligible to apply for workers’ comp benefits. Speaking with a worker’s compensation statutes. Under the Vicarious Liability Act, your attorney could prove that you were operating as an employee (copy of your timecard, witnesses), within the scope of your job (performing standard job duties, not displaying negligent behaviors) during the accident, and eligible to sue for damages caused by another person’s negligence.
Workers Compensation Lawyers in Missouri
Missouri’s workers’ compensation and injury laws vary significantly, and it can be challenging to determine your rights as an employee. Having an experienced lawyer represent your case ensures that the process of filing a workers’ compensation claim in Missouri is as seamless and hassle-free as possible.
If you are in the market for a St. Louis Workers Compensation Lawyer, the Dixon Injury Firm specializes in personal injury and has recovered over $35,000,000 for wrongful death, workers compensation, and car accident claims in St. Louis. Christopher Dixon has been recognized as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” by the National Trial Lawyers Association for the Dixon Injury Firm’s strides in fighting for injury victims, and his efforts have earned a lifetime membership with the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
For more information on how Chris Dixon and the Missouri Car Accident Lawyers at the Dixon Injury Firm can help you sue for a car accident at work, call (314) 409-7060, 855-40-2724 (toll-free), or contact our attorneys now to discuss your case.
Missouri Statute of Limitations
Missouri Workers Compensation Laws
ACAS – Understanding Vicarious Liability