More and more, workers are being forced to drive their own vehicles when performing during working hours in order to perform work activities and duties. However, less and less, employers are providing little or no protection for employees if they are involved in an accident.

This post is part one of a nine part series discussing what you should know when driving your car during work. This installment will discuss how to coordinate your benefits, and maximize your recovery.

If you are injured in a car accident during work and the accident is someone else’s fault, you have a number of claims which must be carefully coordinated.

First, you have a right to workers’ compensation benefits which provides medical and wage loss benefits. In order to receive these benefits, there are a number of procedures which must be followed in order to ensure you receive everything you are entitled to. That is why it is crucial for you to consult an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who can guide you through this process.

In addition to your workers’ compensation claim, you may have multiple accident-related claims. You could have a claim for damages against any person who is responsible for the accident. This could involve multiple persons or entities. You may also have claims for damages under other policies of insurance that may provide protection to you in the event of a work-related car accident.

Identifying the benefits you are entitled to and coordinating those benefits is necessary in order to ensure you are adequately compensated. During this time, critical decisions need to be made. A decision regarding your workers’ compensation claim can have a beneficial or disastrous effect on a claim under an automobile insurance policy. If your claims are not properly evaluated and coordinated, you may lose valuable benefits. That is why it is important to hire an attorney who is experienced in both workers’ compensation claims and personal injury litigation.