Can I receive workers' comp if I was hurt in a car crash?

Each year, a shocking number of people are hurt in motor vehicle accidents. In San Bernardino, and on roads throughout the state of California, these crashes make life challenging for victims in many ways. If you were recently involved in a traffic accident, you may be struggling with bills, serious injuries and other hardships. Additionally, you may be wondering how you will recover and whether you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits.

If you were injured in an auto crash while you were working, you are eligible for workers' compensation, according to the Department of Industrial Relations. However, the injury must have occurred while you were on the job. For example, if you suffered an injury after you were struck by another vehicle while running errands for your employer or delivering goods, you may be able to gain access to workers' comp benefits.

Aside from motor vehicle crashes, many other types of job-related accidents that result in debilitating injuries occur, from repetitive strain injuries to chemical accidents and falling off of a ladder. If your life has been turned upside down by a workplace accident, workers' comp may provide compensation that helps you move forward, handle costs related to medical treatment and help you land a new job, among other advantages.

If you were injured in a recent work accident, it is very important to take action as soon as you can. Please understand that this post is provided for general informational purposes and should not be construed as legal counsel.

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