If you are injured in an accident while traveling for work, it is important to know what your rights are.
Specific laws and rules will vary state to state; however, all states require that an injury must be work-related for an employee to receive workers’ compensation benefits.
If you are involved in a car accident that is work-related, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
Below is a list of work-related incidents in which an individual would be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits:
- You travel for work such as working for a delivery company.
- Transporting another employee to a job site.
- Running errands for your boss.
- Other travel that requires you to get reimbursed by your employer.
- Making a delivery for your employer.
It is important to know, that this is only a small list and specific situations should be consulted by an experienced attorney.
If you were not at fault for the accident, and sustained injuries, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against the at fault driver as well as file for workers’ compensation benefits.
In Pennsylvania, Workers’ Compensation is mandatory for most employers; however, a few are exempt.
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Workers’ Compensation coverage begins the first day of employment. Employees are covered for the entire time they are employed at a specific job. It is important to know that Workers’ Compensation covers any injury or disease caused by a work-related accident regardless of an employee’s previous physical health.
Recovering compensation after an accident
Getting the compensation you deserve after a workplace injury should be as easy as notifying your employer, seeing an approved doctor and filing a claim.
However, things do not always go this smoothly. It is not uncommon for the insurance provider to deny your claim.
Call Berger and Green at 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh today.
Source: PA. GOV, “WC Act Landing Page.”
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