If you are injured in a car wreck at work you have the potential for two separate legal claims.
If you are injured in an accident arising out of the course of your employment you may qualify for Workers' Compensation benefits. These benefits may be available even if you were at fault for the accident. Benefits may include a percentage of your lost wages, medical bills while you are treating and payment for any medically determined permanent impairment.
If your car accident was the fault of another driver you may also qualify to bring a separate claim for a personal injury claim. If you have filed a Workers' Compensation claim for the same injuries your employer's insurance company will be eligible for reimbursement for what they have already paid.
It is important that if you are injured in a car accident at work you contact a lawyer experienced in both South Carolina Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury Litigation. Potential clients are eligible to receive an initial consultation with the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, at no cost by dialing (803) 359-3301.