Every 12 minutes, someone dies in a motor vehicle accident. An injury occurs every 10 seconds. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), transportation accidents account for nearly 40 percent of all on-the-job fatalities. They are also the cause of tens of thousands of on-the-job injuries each year.
Victims of such accidents face an array of consequences. They will have hospital bills and doctors' fees to pay. They will suffer further financial hardship if they are unable to return to work. Surviving family members of fatality victims will have funeral and burial costs to meet. It is no wonder that scenarios involving a workplace injury quickly become overwhelming.
Cummings Law Firm can help. Serving in New Haven, Waterbury and throughout Connecticut, attorney James Cummings has more than 30 years of experience assisting victims of workplace automobile accidents. He understands how to pursue the maximum amount of compensation for individuals and their families, and how to obtain justice.
Obtaining Financial Relief From All Possible Sources
In many cases, injuries incurred in a work-related auto accident will be covered by workers' compensation. What this means is that the employer's insurance will provide financial relief to victims for medical care and related expenses. However, insurers and employers alike are quick to challenge victims' claims. They will try to prove that an injury isn't as severe as it may appear to be, and in some situations will argue that no injury occurred at all. This is why it is important to work with a knowledgeable attorney when filing for workers' compensation.
Moreover, workplace injuries involving an auto accident can be somewhat unique. Because other drivers — totally unrelated to one's employment — may be at fault, it is often possible to pursue additional financial relief through third-party personal injury claims. Such filings can be a robust source of compensation, and one that is often overlooked or unrealized when injured individuals attempt to undertake the legal process on their own.
The Help You Need, When You Need It
To discuss your situation with a lawyer, reach out to our firm today. You can call Cummings Law Firm at 203-754-7779 or schedule an appointment online. We offer free initial consultations in injury matters, allowing us to assess your case before you are obliged to retain us.