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Who pays for a work-related car accident?

It may be possible to recover compensation from more than one source if you are injured in a work-related car accident.

Georgia workers' compensation pays benefits for car accidents if you were driving as a part of your job, regardless of who was at fault. If the accident was caused by another driver, you would also have the right to make a personal injury claim against the other driver's insurance company and file suit against the at-fault driver, if necessary.

When is a car accident work-related?

A car accident is work-related if you are driving as a part of your job.  Examples include:

  • Traveling on company business
  • Calling on a customer
  • Delivering products or services
  • Driving to a work meeting or event

However, your regular commute to and from work does not count as work-related.

What benefits can I get from workers compensation laws?

Georgia workers' compensation will pay your medical bills and prescriptions. If you are unable to work due to your injuries, it will also two-thirds of your lost wages, up to the maximum weekly benefit established by the Georgia Workers' Compensation Act.

If you suffer a permanent impairment from your injury, you can also recover a Permanent Partial Disability benefits based on your percentage of impairment.

What compensation can I get through Personal Injury laws, if the other driver was at-fault?

Filing a personal injury lawsuit allows you to seek compensation for:

  • Compensation for pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Medical bills

An experienced lawyer can help you maximize your compensation in a claim where workers' compensation and personal injury law both apply.

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