I was driving my car when I got into an accident, but I was out on a work errand.
Being entitled to workers’ compensation when you get into an accident during work hours depend on a few things. First is the establishment of fault. If you collided with another vehicle because you were distracted, it was your fault. But if you got into an accident because of malfunctions with the company-provided vehicle, your employer may be liable.
The ownership of the vehicle is also considered. Workers’ compensation for on-the-job vehicle accidents is usually awarded due to inadequate maintenance or other shortcomings on the employer’s end that renders work-issued vehicles unsafe. But you may also be eligible for a claim even if you were driving your car if you were out on a work-related errand.
These situations are quite complicated, and it takes an expert workers’ compensation attorney to determine if you have a strong case and how much you might be able to win. In my case, I have used ParthemosCurranLaw.com, and I couldn’t be happier with their service.