There are many different ways that a work injury can take place, including a car accident while on the job. Many individuals are required to drive as part of their work duties, and they are just as susceptible to being involved in a crash as other individuals on the roadway. Our seasoned team of Boston workers’ compensation lawyers has handled numerous work-related car accident claims, and we are prepared to help you fight for the benefits that you need and deserve.
In a recent decision by the Department of Industrial Accidents in Massachusetts, a man was injured in a car accident while he was working. He was tasked with transporting a large section of equipment on a tractor trailer to another job site. The vehicle that he was driving was struck by another truck, and he required extensive medical care following the crash.
The man applied for workers’ compensation benefits, and he was seen by an impartial medical examiner. The examiner determined that the worker was able to perform some part-time job tasks, subject to limitations. At the worker’s deposition, the insurer offered videotape footage showing the man fishing. After this, the medical examiner determined that the man was able to sit and stand for multiple hours and that he could work for 30 hours each week.