Motor Vehicle Accidents While At Work

Workers’ Compensation for Auto Accidents While Working

Most people understand that they are entitled to workers’ compensation coverage for injuries on the job, but there can be some gray areas when it comes to auto accidents that occur in the scope of employment, especially accidents that occur somewhere other than on an employer’s premises.

If you have been in an auto accident related to your employment, it is important to speak with an experienced lawyer about obtaining workers’ compensation benefits. At Schemery Zicolello, we can help you determine whether you will be eligible for benefits and, if so, we will fight for your rights and help you through the entire legal process of getting the benefits you need.

Attorneys Handling Different Types Of Work-Related Auto Accidents

Serving clients in Williamsport , Pennsylvania, our attorneys have decades of experience representing clients hurt in work-related car accidents involving:

  • Driving as a regular part of employment — For truck drivers, delivery drivers and other employees for whom driving is a regular, mandatory part of employment, workers’ compensation will generally cover injuries that occur to and from work, including if they have been injured while driving a company vehicle.
  • Driving to and from work and home — In the vast majority of cases, employees are not covered for their commutes to and from work.
  • Driving to and from work-related meetings and training — When an employer has employees driving to off-campus meetings and trainings, accidents that occur during those travels are generally covered by workers’ compensation.
  • Business travel — For salespeople and others who travel to meet with clients or sales prospects or have no regular place of employment, these accidents are often covered. Activities like driving to a restaurant during a company lunch break are generally not covered.

It is important to remember that these are general guidelines. But each situation is so different that really only an experienced lawyer will be able to help you determine whether you will be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.

We Answer Questions

  • Can I get unemployment while I am receiving workers’ comp benefits?
  • My insurance company is refusing to pay medical expenses. What do I do?
  • What do I do if my pharmacy tells me that my workers’ comp carrier will not pay for the prescription drugs I need?
  • I just got a letter saying my doctor says I should be able to return to work but I am still in pain. What should I do?
  • What if I take a lump sum settlement and my injury flares up?

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Our lawyers understand the stress that injury and medical expenses can have on a family. Please email or call to arrange a free initial consultation to discuss your specific legal concerns: 570-321-7554.