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Injured in a Car Accident on the Job – How To Deal With the Situation?

Posted by Guy DiMartino | Mar 09, 2013 | 0 Comments

Florida trial lawyer, Guy S. DiMartino, DC, JD, discusses how to deal with a car accident while on the job.

It happens all the time.  A person is on the job and involved in a car accident.  This brings up a number of questions:

  • Do you have to file a worker's compensation claim?
  • Can you make a claim against the other driver?

The answer to both questions is yes.  If you are injured in a car accident on the job (in the course and scope of your employment) then worker's compensation should pay for your medical bills and lost wages.  The problem with worker's compensation is that the injured person cannot really choose their doctors and everything has to be approved by the worker's compensation insurance carrier.

You are also able to make a claim against the other driver for your injuries.  However, if you receive money from the other driver's insurance company you are required to pay the worker's compensation insurance company a portion of the monies that it paid for your medical treatment and lost wages.

You can also choose not to pursue a worker's compensation claim and submit your claim to your personal injury protection insurance and health insurance if available.

If you have any questions about a Florida car accident while on the job, don't hesitate to give me a call, my cell phone is (352) 267-9168 you will speak directly to me.

About the Author

Guy DiMartino

I have loved helping people in need for almost three decades.  It has been my privilege to serve people as their pastor, chiropractor, and lawyer.  The current focus of my legal practice and life’s passion is helping the seriously injured receive complete compensation for their injuries. I am a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. What that really means is that I am no stranger to the courtroom.  I have successfully tried and handled serious cases in state and federal courts.  My backgrounds in both law and chiropractic medicine have given me a unique perspective, extensive knowledge, and wide experience to serve those I represent. For years as a chiropractic physician, I treated my patients to alleviate their pain and suffering. Now as their lawyer, I fight to bring them financial compensation for their pain and suffering. During my years of service, I have handled many traumatic injury cases ranging from the traumatic amputation of a limb to brain and spinal cord injury.  I consider it an honor to serve you and your family. When a person entrusts me and I accept to represent them, I don’t take that relationship and responsibility lightly. My approach is that we work as a team. We are partners and our goal is the best outcome for you and your family with the highest level of communication throughout. I am always available by phone or email to discuss my potential representation of your injury case. I handle cases throughout Florida. Education: National University of Health Sciences – BS (1984), DC (1986) Valparaiso University School of Law – JD, summa cum laude (1999) Bar Admissions: Florida (2000), Indiana (1999), Illinois (2000, expired); US District Courts of Appeals (11th Circuit, 7th Circuit); United States District Courts: Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; Northern and Central Districts of Illinois; and District of Colorado. Certification:  Civil Trial, Florida Bar Guy DiMartino on Google+ – Circle Guy on Google+ Guy DiMartino on Google+

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