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Hurt driving for work? It may be covered by workers’ compensation

| Mar 6, 2020 | Car Accidents |

You were on your way to a client’s home when you noticed a flash out of the corner of your eye. Moments later, you found yourself spinning after an impact from another vehicle.

When everything finally stopped moving, you realized you’d hit your head and were pinned in your seat. You were in the center of an intersection, but other drivers fortunately saw the incident and stopped. You’re lucky to be alive, but now you can’t get to your meeting and aren’t even sure when you’ll be able to go back to work.

Incidents that happen when you’re on the clock should be covered by workers’ compensation

When you’re on the clock and driving to a client’s meeting, any kind of injury you suffer from should be covered by workers’ compensation. As long as you’re working or doing something in the course of your normal job, then your employer should be willing to help you file a claim through the workers’ compensation insurance provider.

In the case that your incident isn’t considered a workplace accident, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver instead. That gives you an additional option in the case that your workers’ compensation refuses to pay based on when or where your accident took place.

Your attorney will work closely with you to determine if you can seek workers’ compensation or if there are other methods that would be more effective when seeking compensation for your injuries. With these options open to you, you should have a good opportunity to make a claim and get the financial support that you need.

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