June 1, 2015- Virginia Beach, VA
A Virginia State Trooper was treated for minor injuries after a construction zone accident on eastbound interstate 264 in Virginia Beach.
The trooper’s cruiser was struck from behind by 53 year-old Anthony Deanes around 4:20 AM. Deanes was later charged with felony hit and run, driving under the influence, and damaging state property.
For Virginians injured on the job, workers’ compensation benefits afford employees a “no-fault” system for obtaining benefits from their employer. Where an employee’s workplace injuries were caused by a third party however, a “third-party” personal injury claim requires demonstration of negligence for damage.
In this case, the third party responsible for the trooper’s injuries was clearly negligent – what remains to be seen is how a claim may for pain, suffering and loss of future economic damage be brought against them, concurrently with a claim for workers’ compensation.
This type of litigation can be particularly complex and you will need an experienced legal team on your side to ensure maximum compensation. The personal injury and workers’ compensation attorneys at ReidGoodwin are here to help. If you or a loved one was injured on the job by a negligent third party, contact ReidGoodwin today to schedule your free legal evaluation.