Over the course of working for a particular company, you may have to drive a company vehicle in order to perform duties such as making sales calls, going to business meetings, or delivering products. Company cars should be maintained and serviced by the company who owns them so that you feel safe and confident while driving them to your various destinations. However, accidents can and do happen while driving company owned vehicles due to a variety of reasons. In these instances, you may have options for recovering compensation through workers’ compensation benefits.
Possible Accident Situations
Throughout the work day, you could have to drive a car, truck, fork lift, or other vehicle to take care of responsibilities that were assigned to you. You may be an excellent, attentive driver who observes all of the rules of the road, but you still get into an accident. External factors could be to blame for the incident. Possible causes could be:
- Bad driving by another motorist
- Road construction or bad road maintenance
- Inclement weather
- Faulty maintenance of your vehicle
If you have been injured in an accident while driving for company-related purposes, you should receive all due compensation for any medical expenses. Usually, these will come to you through receiving workers’ comp benefits. If you are seeking workers’ compensation benefits for the first time in your life, you may be overwhelmed and confused by the incredible amount of information that is thrown at you. Fortunately, an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can help you understand all of the required processes and will even help you make sure that you file all the proper paperwork within the required time from to make a claim.