Countless jobs, from trucking to sales, moving services, pest control, and food delivery, require employees to drive a company vehicle. Employees who suffer injuries from motor vehicle accidents while in a company ride can get compensation for their medical expenses and lost income.
Workers' Compensation Policies Generally Cover Work-Related Accidents
Employees in a "work-related" motor vehicle accident should expect coverage through a workers' compensation claim. The question then becomes, "what does work-related mean?"
If the activity you were completing at the time of your accident has any connection to your job (aside from being in a work-related vehicle), it may be work-related. This includes:
- Driving to work
- Driving to a work-related appointment
- Running an errand at the request of an employer
- Driving to or from the airport for a work-related trip
Even driving home from work could qualify as a work-related activity.
You May Deserve Compensation for a Work-Related Accident Even if You Weren't in a Company Vehicle
You don't have to drive an employer-provided vehicle to qualify for workers' compensation benefits. Even if you were driving your own vehicle at the time of an accident, simply being "on the job" means you should get workers' compensation benefits.
An Attorney Can Seek the Workers' Compensation Benefits You Are Entitled To
Our attorneys help injured workers get fair benefits after job-related accidents. We can assist you by:
- Gathering evidence from your accident
- Securing proof that shows you were working at the time of the collision
- Documenting your injuries
- Calculating the cost of medical expenses, lost income, and other accident-related losses
- Negotiating with insurance companies or other liable parties on your behalf
Insurance companies find many reasons to deny and underpay workers' compensation claims. Our attorneys work hard to get injured workers like you the benefits they are entitled to.
Call Ackerman & Falcon Today for a Free Consultation About Your Workers' Compensation Benefits
If you have any questions about whether an accident in a company vehicle is work-related, we will be happy to answer them. We will also fight for your deserved benefits once you hire us to lead your claim.
Call Ackerman & Falcon today at (703) 288-1400 for a free consultation about how we can help.