Injured in a Car Accident While Working.
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.
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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.
Source: PA. GOV, “WC Act Landing Page.”