Workers’ Compensation and Car Accidents
In theory, workers’ compensation is a straightforward system that grants employees access to financial benefits in the event of a workplace injury or an occupational illness. Medical bills associated with an accident are to be fully covered and workers are also to receive a portion of the wages that are lost due to missed time at work. The matter can become somewhat complicated, however, when an injury is sustained offsite. This is a particularly common concern when workers are involved in motor vehicle accidents while they are conducting work-related business, and it is quite possible that you may encounter resistance to your claim in this situation.
If your accident occurred while you were driving for work, then you are due the same benefits that you would be owed if you had been struck by a falling object in your normal worksite. To consult with a skilled and experienced attorney about your case, contact the Fayetteville workers’ compensation lawyers of Scudder & Hedrick, P.L.L.C., at 910-488-1600.
Frequent Reasons for Occupational Driving
One of the challenges to a workers’ compensation claim that is filed for injuries related to a motor vehicle accident is the relative ease with which an insurance company or your employer can attempt to portray your driving at the time of the accident as not being work-related. An attorney can help to prevent an inappropriate denial of your claim. Frequent reasons that one might drive in the course of work include:
- Responsibilities as a delivery driver
- Shuttling guests of the company
- Traveling to appointments and meetings
- Driving to and from conferences
Our firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of injured workers, and we have the experience necessary to help a claim stand against a wrongful dismissal. Contact the Fayetteville workers’ compensation lawyers of Scudder & Hedrick, P.L.L.C., at 910-488-1600.