I was in a car accident while i was traveling to go do a job for the company I work for. Is my job responible?
My car is totaled. My job isn't doing anything to help me. Are they supposed to offer workers comp or pay for anything? I never been in this situation so I don't know where to start. Someone told me the company is responsible for the damage, and that they are supposed to pay me for the days I lost. I will take any help I can get.
Asked By: - 8/23/2012
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Probably not responsible. Workman's comp is for injuries and would be covered for that as it is job related but only if you were traveling from the office to the job site, not from home to the job site. Example: some construction workers travel directly to the construction site from their home. That travel is no... More
Answered By: Dan B - 8/24/2012
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If you were driving TO work then no. If your job is to deliever things for the company then maybe. If you weren't in a company car then it is technically your own fault for crashing. The company does not have any magical powers that caused your own car to crash. Sorry :/
Answered By: Amy - 8/23/2012
No. You are not getting paid while on your way to work so you are not working. So they are not responsible.
Answered By: Matahari - 8/23/2012
i worked with a guy who waS going home from a job for the company that required him to use his own vehicle. The company denied responsibility. He sued. HE WON! Get yourself a lawyer. They owe you. And if were getting paid mileage, its a slam dunk!
Answered By: Just me - 8/23/2012
It might be covered and if it is more then likely the company will not volunteer the information. The exact status of any claim depends on a lot of information which is not present in your question. But even with out the details the odds of getting the correct answer are pretty slim and identifying it as the correct... More
Answered By: Old Man Dirt - 8/23/2012
1st. so sorry for your accident. 2nd. no they are not it's your fault
Answered By: David - 8/23/2012
They are required to offer worker's comp if you were injured. They cannot offer worker's comp if you were not injured. Worker's comp can only pay for the days you lost due to being injured and for your medical bills. It cannot pay for the damage to the car or for the days you lost due to the car being damaged.
Answered By: StephenWeinstein - 8/23/2012
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