In most cases, when a person is on the job when they are involved in a work related car accident, it doesn’t mean that the person has no rights of recovery in these situations. Most likely damages related to the vehicle the employee was driving in the case of a company car or truck would be the employer’s responsibility. The situation becomes more “delicate” if the employee is hurt in the accident. This is when the matter of the employee receiving compensation arises and may depend on who was at fault in the accident.
It is important to remember, whether the person was driving his or her own car or that of the employer, if the employee has suffered injuries, he or she may be entitled to financial compensation. Whether an insurance company covers those damages or not is irrelevant. This is why it is important, when an employee is involved in a work related car accident, that the injured employee seeks the advice of a qualified car accident attorney like those at Kuvara Law Firm. This ensures that they receive everything they are entitled to following their accident. After all, whether the employee was working or not, or driving a company owned vehicle or not, he or she will likely suffer injuries (short and long terms), loss of work hours and other related losses.
The real tragedy in all of this might be that the rights of recovery of the employer could become the primary preoccupation of other legal interests and of the insurance companies involved. For this reason the employee should consider their own legal representation when they decide to pursue their own recovery as a result of an accident.
It is only when you have retained the assistance of a personal injury attorney, specifically to represent your interests, that you can be assured your best interests are not lost in the shuffle and company politics.