Can I recover damages if I was hit by a drunk driver while I was on the job?

If you have been injured by a drunk driver while on the job, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Workers’ compensation: If you were injured while on the job, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits can cover medical expenses, lost wages, and disability payments. 
  2. Third-party liability: If someone other than your employer or co-worker was responsible for your injuries, you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim against that party. 
  3. Types of damages: Depending on the specifics of your case, you may be entitled to economic damages, such as medical expenses and lost wages, as well as non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering and emotional distress.
  4. Statute of limitations: In Florida, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the date of the accident. If you are pursuing a claim for workers’ compensation, there are also specific deadlines for filing your claim.

Employer retaliation: Your employer legally cannot retaliate against you for filing a workers’ compensation claim or pursuing a personal injury claim.

If you have been injured on the job, it’s important to seek legal help from an experienced personal injury attorney. The Ruth Law Team has years of experience in handling personal injury cases and can provide you with the legal support and guidance you need. Contact us today at (888) 783-8378 to schedule a free consultation.

You can also visit us by appointment at one of our Florida Law Offices, Minnesota Law Offices, or Georgia Law Offices.

Please note that the answers for each question may vary depending on the specific facts of your case, and it is always best to consult with an attorney to get more accurate information. Also, this is general information and not legal advice.