Weekend car crashes hurt 15 in Phoenix

On Behalf of | Jul 23, 2014 | Workers' Compensation

From truck drivers to construction workers, many people use company vehicles to travel and perform their jobs. If someone is injured on the job in a motor vehicle accident, they may be entitled to compensation. Getting hurt in a car wreck can put someone out of commission for several days or longer, depending on the severity of the injuries.

Phoenix police have begun an investigation into three traffic accidents that left 15 people hurt on a recent Saturday. Arizona Department of Public Safety officers said that a crash close to Loop 202 and Country Club Drive put seven people into the hospital. In Glendale, six people were hurt in a collision at Northern and 59 avenues when a gold sedan ran a red light and hit a pickup truck. A police officer commented that it was unknown if speed and impairment were factors in any of the crashes.

If someone is hurt in a crash while on the job, they are entitled to workers’ compensation. Rules for compensation vary from state to state, so knowledge of the appropriate path is important for residents of Arizona. Coverage for workers’ compensation can vary and depend on circumstances. Workers’ compensation can help pay for medical bills that pile up from a hospital visit. A broken leg or concussion can rack up a significant amount of expense at a hospital

An injury on the job can lead to hospital time, significant recover time and lost wages. Workers’ compensation can help provide financial support while someone is recuperating from a crash or other work injury. Finding support will give an injured worker peace of mind while recovering.

Source: KPHO.com, “15 hurt in 3 separate Valley car crashes,” Phil Benson, July 12, 2014