Businesses hire employees for a variety of positions. During the course of the business day, it may be necessary to use the company vehicle or your own vehicle to conduct company business as an employee. In the event of an accident, you may be able to file a workers compensation claim. Using an Ocala workers compensation attorney can help you receive the benefits you need and protect yourself in the event of an accident.
There are a variety of job functions across different industries that require the use of an automobile to conduct business. Work-related auto accidents do not always result in injury, but when they do happen, you can file a claim against the business. If you are conducting company business in your vehicle or theirs, the company may have some liability. Some examples of potential work-related auto accidents that could happen include:
• You pick up lunch for the office and are hit by another vehicle in the parking lot resulting in personal vehicle damage.
• As a salesperson, you take clients out to lunch in the company car and are hit by a car backing out of a parking space resulting in a broken arm.
• While out on a delivery, the vehicle is t-boned in an intersection by a car running a red light and you are hospitalized.
Not all accidents in a work vehicle fall under workers compensation. If you utilize a work vehicle to conduct personal business especially after work hours, you may not be protected under workers compensation. Many states term the act as “frolic” regardless of the time of day the act occurs. An experienced attorney can help you fill out the paperwork and see if you have a case against the company.
See how an Ocala workers compensation attorney can help you handle a workers compensation claim. Contact JW Chalkley III, PA today for a free consultation at 866-629-7511 OR fill out the online contact form.