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What Happens if You Were Driving for Work When You Got Into an Accident?

What Happens if You Were Driving for Work When You Got Into an Accident?

If you were involved in a South Carolina car accident case while driving for work you actually have two potential legal claims.

If you were not at fault for the accident then you can bring a claim against the other driver for personal injury losses. This can include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and potentially punitive damages.

Regardless of whether or not you were at fault, you can file a claim for Workers' Compensation benefits if you were driving for work. Generally, any driving that is work-related other than to and from home will suffice. Under Workers' Compensation, you may receive more immediate benefits that will include medical bills, lost wages, and ultimately a final sum for any permanent injury.

Because this type of accident may potentially trigger four separate insurance companies (your health, other driver's liability, your personal injury protection, and your employer's workers' compensation), there is plenty of opportunity for the various companies to delay, blame each other, point fingers, and try to avoid their obligations. This can make it all more important that you consult with an attorney before signing any forms or agreeing to any settlement.

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