It’s hard to imagine: you show up at the house you and your crew are scheduled to clean and start your work when out of nowhere an SUV crashes through the wall and hits you. This is exactly what happened to a cleaning crew in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 12. The SUV drove into a home on Bass Lane, crashing through a wall. Unfortunately, there was a cleaning crew on the other side of the wall, and the SUV hit two of the three workers. The two victims sustained life threatening injuries and were taken to CMC Main.
I’m sure these victims and their families are dealing with the shock of such an unlikely accident. Injuries happen at work, and every job presents a certain amount of danger, but a person who cleans for a living certainly does not expect to be injured by a speeding car slamming through the wall of a house. I hope the victims are able to have a speedy and complete recovery, and I wish their families strength while police investigate why this accident happened.
Victims of workplace injuries involving another person’s negligence may think they have to choose between being compensated for the person’s negligence and receiving workers’ compensation benefits. When you are injured on the job as a result of a third party’s negligence, you are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits and pursue a lawsuit against the negligent third party. For more information, see this article on collecting workers’ compensation benefits while bringing a negligence lawsuit.