Some of our clients are actually working on the job at the time of their accident and they ask what the impact of that is. The impact is that they really have two cases. They have a workers’ compensation case through their own employer for their injuries and they have a personal injury case handled through our law firm against the person who caused the accident.
It’s something that comes up maybe ten percent of the time and it is a little tricky to weave together the personal injury case and the workers’ comp case, but it can be done–it needs to be done–and in fact it’s very often to the benefit of the client.
It’s something we deal with all the time and it works out quite nicely for the client because one-hundred percent of the client’s medical bills are covered under the workers’ comp case.