Des Moines Transportation Accident Attorneys
Workers who need to operate vehicles as part of their normal work duties are often at a higher risk of injury than their peers. When accidents do occur, these workers will often be covered by the workers’ compensation insurance that their employer is almost certainly obligated to carry—there are only a few exceptions to Iowa’s workers’ compensation laws.
This compensation will generally cover the costs associated with an injured worker’s medical care, along with a portion of the worker’s salary that he or she would have otherwise been able to earn. As much as the state has tried to simplify the process of claiming workers’ compensation benefits, the process can become fairly complicated in some cases, unfortunately.
Bearing that in mind, you should consider working with a Des Moines transportation lawyer from the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., if you or someone you love has been injured in a transportation accident while at work. Aside from the workers’ comp benefits you may be eligible to claim, it may be possible for you to pursue additional compensation for your injuries.
Claiming Compensation for a Transportation Accident
Under Iowa’s workers’ compensation laws, you will likely be eligible for immediate benefits to deal with the consequences of your car or truck accident, regardless of who was at fault for the incident. In exchange for this kind of security, injured employees generally are prohibited from pursuing any further legal action against their employer, though there are a few exceptions.
Though you may not be able to take legal action against your employer, even if your employer’s negligence caused the accident, it may still be possible to pursue compensation from other parties who may share liability for your transportation accident, which we will take a few moments to look over now.
Third-Party Personal Injury Claims
If a third-party was responsible for your transportation accident, you may have cause to file a claim against that party to pursue compensation for your injuries. For instance, if you were hit by someone on the highway while you were driving for your job, or if your accident was caused by a sub-contractor at a construction site, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against these parties in addition to claiming workers’ comp benefits.
Defective Product Claims
If your accident was caused by a vehicle or parts defect, you may be able to pursue a product liability claim against the company that was responsible for the design or manufacturing defect that caused your injuries.
Consult with a Transportation Accident Attorney in Des Moines
At the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., our Des Moines transportation accident attorneys understand just how much may depend on the outcome of your workers’ compensation claim, and our attorneys can help you understand each of the legal options you may have to pursue compensation for your injury. To speak with an attorney about the particulars of the accident that you or your loved one was involved in, please call our offices at (515) 225-2600 today.