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Work-Related Auto Accident Attorneys in Orange County
Were You Injured in a Vehicle Accident While on the Job?
If you need to operate or drive a vehicle of any sort as part of your regular work duties, you are placed in increased danger of injury on the job and your employer needs to realize and accept this truth. If they do not, you could be in an uphill battle trying to win any workers’ compensation benefits to help take care of you while you recuperate from your injuries.
At Alvandi Law Group, our Orange County attorneys can help support your claims through thick and thin.
The people of Orange County have come to rely on our services because:
- We have recovered more than half a billion dollars for past clients
- We work for contingency fees – nothing owed to us if we don’t win
- We are dedicated solely to workers’ comp cases – no distraction
- Our practice has been helping workers for more than 15 years
Vehicles Required for Regular Work Functions
Generally, a work vehicle is a vehicle that is primarily used for business or work-related purposes rather than personal use. Different regulations and classifications may apply to work vehicles for various purposes, such as taxation, registration, and traffic laws.
Common examples of work vehicles include:
- Commercial Vehicles: Vehicles used for commercial purposes, such as delivery trucks, vans, or buses, are often considered work vehicles. Commercial vehicles may be subject to specific regulations regarding licensing, registration, and operation.
- Company Cars: Vehicles owned or leased by a company for the purpose of conducting business activities may be considered work vehicles. These are often used by employees for work-related travel.
- Construction and Utility Vehicles: Vehicles used in construction or utility work, such as trucks, cranes, or specialized equipment, are generally considered work vehicles.
- Emergency Vehicles: Vehicles used by law enforcement, fire departments, or other emergency services are also considered work vehicles. They may have special privileges and exemptions under certain traffic laws.
- Specialized Vehicles: Some vehicles designed for specific work-related tasks, such as mobile workshops, mobile clinics, or catering trucks, may be classified as work vehicles.
Employees that commonly get injured in work-related collisions include:
- Construction crews (forklifts, cranes, etc.)
- Commercial truck drivers
- Cab drivers and chauffeurs
- Food delivery staff
- Police officers
What to Do After a Work-Related Auto Accident
If you're involved in a work-related auto accident in California, it's crucial to take certain steps to protect yourself, report the incident, and ensure that you receive the necessary medical care and benefits.
Here are the key steps to take after a work-related auto accident in California:
- Ensure Safety: Check for injuries and call 911 if needed. Move to a safe location if possible, especially if the accident occurred on a busy road.
- Exchange Information: Exchange contact information, insurance details, and vehicle registration information with the other parties involved in the accident. Obtain contact information from any witnesses.
- Document the Scene: Take pictures of the accident scene, vehicle damage, and any relevant road signs or conditions. Note the date, time, and location of the accident.
- Notify Your Employer: Report the accident to your employer as soon as possible. Follow your company's specific procedures for reporting work-related accidents.
- Seek Medical Attention: Even if your injuries seem minor, it's important to seek medical attention promptly. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent. Inform medical professionals that the injuries are related to a work-related auto accident.
- File a Workers' Compensation Claim: Report the accident to your employer and file a workers' compensation claim. Provide details about the accident, injuries, and any medical treatment received. Workers' compensation benefits may cover medical expenses, lost wages, and rehabilitation costs.
- Notify Your Insurance Company: Report the accident to your auto insurance company. Provide accurate and detailed information about the incident. Be aware of any deadlines for reporting accidents to your insurance company.
- Follow Medical Recommendations: Adhere to the treatment plan prescribed by your medical professionals. Attend all medical appointments and follow up with specialists if necessary.
- Keep Records: Maintain a detailed record of all communications related to the accident, including emails, letters, and phone calls. Keep copies of medical bills, prescriptions, and any other relevant documents.
- Consult with an Attorney: If you encounter challenges with workers' compensation benefits or encounter disputes, consider consulting with an attorney specializing in workers' compensation or personal injury law.
If you get into a car accident while driving to complete a function that is part of your job description, your employer or their insurance provider might try to convince you that you need to go through your own private car insurance company first to get coverage, or that the accident was actually your fault. What they might not want you to realize is that workers’ compensation in California State is “no-fault”. No matter who caused your accident or whose vehicle you were driving, if it was work-related, you are supposed to get financial support.
$4,400,000 Construction Site Accident
$1,500,000 Construction Site Accident
$850,000 Roofing Injury
$700,000 Chemical Exposure
$700,000 Office Work Injury
- Construction Site Accident $4,400,000
- Construction Site Accident $1,500,000
- Roofing Injury $850,000
- Chemical Exposure $700,000
- Office Work Injury $700,000
Take Steps to Secure Your Future
If your employer is not willing to accept that your vehicle-related injuries can be tied directly to your employment, you cannot hesitate to speak up for your rights. We understand that doing so will always be intimidating, though, and that is why we are here. Our Orange County work accident lawyers genuinely want to be your voice when it comes time to demand the coverage you deserve, and we can be at your back should matters escalate to litigation.
Call (800) 980-6905 to discuss your case for free.
Everyone there was very helpful but Monica Torres went above and beyond she was patient and understanding with me. If you have a workers' comp claim, I strongly recommend Alvandi Law Group.- Raymond
I recently sought legal assistance from Alvandi Law Group. Jessica Placensia, Attorney, was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and professional which put me at ease. Great teamwork taboos! Highly recommend this law firm to anyone in need of legal experts.- Venesa A.
Great customer service. Michelle was very fast and helped me so so much. Got things done and fast and was taken care of a lot sooner than I expected. Very professional!!!!! Thank you guys so much you guys rock!! I highly recommend them and would refer them to any who needs help.- Janatte
This law group is the best. I have been dealing with Michelle Espino and she is a very attentive and sweet person. I was originally dealing with another law group for a year and never once seen a doctor. When I told her about my problem, she was quick to help me out and she even got me a doctors appt within a week. I highly recommend this law firm. They have relieved a great deal of stress I have been going through.- Anonymous