If you were involved in a
South Carolina car accident case while driving for work you actually have two potential legal claims.
If you were not at fault for the accident then you can bring a claim against
the other driver for personal injury losses. This can include medical
bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and potentially punitive damages.
Regardless of whether or not you were at fault you can file a claim for
Workers' Compensation benefits if you were driving for work. Generally any driving that is work related
other than to and from home will suffice. Under Workers' Compensation
you may receive more immediate benefits that will include medical bills,
lost wages, and ultimately a final sum for any permanent injury.
Because this type of accident may potentially trigger four separate insurance
companies (your health, other driver's liability, your personal injury
protection, and your employer's workers' compensation), there
is plenty of opportunity for the various companies to delay, blame each
other, point fingers, and try to avoid their obligations. This can make
it all more important that you consult with an attorney before signing
any forms or agreeing to any settlement.