Travel and Transportation Accidents
Many jobs require workers to travel in a motor vehicle, airplane, or other form of transportation in order to conduct business on a daily or weekly basis. You may be an employee who operates a bus, taxi, or plane, or perhaps you regularly travel to different cities for business. Whatever your reason for traveling may be, if you are injured in a transportation accident while performing work-related duties, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.
If you are injured on the job, you have the right to claim benefits under your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance policy. Transportation accidents can be especially harmful, potentially causing head injuries, broken bones, internal bleeding, and other serious injuries that could require costly medical procedures to treat. Workers’ compensation can help to pay for your accident-related costs, including:
- Ambulance costs
- Emergency medical treatment
- Lost income from time off of work
- Recovery / physical therapy costs
- Transportation for medical appointments
Getting the compensation that you need is crucial to making your recovery as fast and as stress-free as possible. We at Scudder & Hedrick understand this fact and we are committed to pursuing your claim so that you receive the complete benefits that you are owed.
How We Can Help
While a workers’ compensation claim may seem fairly straightforward, they can be legally complex. Your employer or the insurance company may question covering certain expenses or may try to minimize the compensation offered to you. In more serious cases, you may be dealing with a dishonest insurer who purposely delays or denies your claim to avoid paying out the benefits you need. Our Fayetteville workers’ compensation lawyers can help to ensure that you are not denied the compensation owed to you for your work-related accident.
For a confidential consultation with an experienced Fayetteville workers’ compensation attorney, contact Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, today by calling 910-488-1600.