What is the difference between a “personal injury claim” and a “workers’ compensation claim?”

A: A personal injury claim is one caused by another party, called a third party, who is not your employer or co-worker. Sometimes, the same accident can trigger both a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury claim. A good example of this would be if you are driving a company car on your way to a work location and your car is hit by another driver.

Because the accident occurred while you were working, you can have a workers’ compensation case and you can also have a personal injury case against the driver of the vehicle that hit you.


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