January 27, 2016- New Kent County, VA
ABC 8 News reports that a Toyota Highlander crashed into a snowplow on I-64 east in New Kent County Tuesday evening. The accident, which occurred at mile marker 217, temporarily shut down all eastbound lanes. No injuries were reported and police are still investigating what caused the accident.
Generally speaking, employees who are injured on the job are eligible for Virginia workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation cases usually involve two parties – the employee and their employer.
However, when employees – like the snowplow driver in this case – are injured in a traffic accident while driving on behalf of their employer by negligent, unaffiliated driver, they may be able pursue a third-party personal injury claim. This means that the employee can pursue both a workers compensation claim and a claim against the other driver to recover pain, suffering and loss of future economic damage.
If you drive for a living and are injured on-the-job, it is important to investigate whether third parties unrelated to the employer may be at fault. The experienced personal injury and workers compensation attorneys at ReidGoodwin can help determine if a third party may be liable for your injuries. Call ReidGoodwin today to schedule a legal evaluation.