After a car crash you may hurt, emotional, and confused, and it may be hard to know what to do next. Here's the first three things you should do in order to protect yourself (and no it does NOT involve calling a lawyer).
The biggest difference is that Worker Compensation (WC) cases do not require you to prove that your on-the-job injury was someone's fault, whereas Personal Injury (PI) cases require you to prove that your injuries were caused by the carelessness of someone else.
When you sue someone, their attorney may be allowed to pry into your private and personal life even though you aren't the one that did anything wrong. So before you decide to sue someone, make sure you are ready to handle what is to come.
Taking a personal injury case to Court can get expensive very quickly. Here is a article on what you can expect to pay for a typical car accident personal injury lawsuit and why you should consider these costs before you decide to sue someone.