Depending on the circumstances, a car accident can become a workers’ comp case. If you were heading to or from work, it would not be considered eligible for workers compensation, but if you were in the scope of working, then yes it would.

Sometimes you’ll have two cases open at the same time. One personal injury case and one workers’ compensation case. At the Law Office of Brian D. Tadros, P.A., we only handle the workers’ comp side but we are very experienced at working alongside personal injury attorneys for the best outcome. In fact, if you come to us for a workers’ compensation case and need a personal injury attorney, we have a lot of connections and are able to provide you with some resources.

There are some key points to consider when you are in the position of having both types of cases open. In a workers’ compensation case, you do not pick your own doctor. In a personal injury case you or your lawyer will be choosing your medical care.

You need to make sure that you hire two very experienced lawyers who know how to work with one another and can navigate the two cases together. You want to make sure that one outcome with a doctor doesn’t negatively affect your case as it pertains to the other physician or case.

If it comes down to settling your case you need to realize that since someone else has the responsibility of your injuries (whatever 3rd party entity was deemed responsible), your workers’ compensation case will be entitled to some of your settlement. Your lawyer will negotiate this for you.

As always, if you have any questions or find yourself in the unfortunate situation that you’ve been injured while driving during work, don’t hesitate to give me a call. I have a lot of resources and can help you navigate through this difficult time.

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