Car Accidents and Workers’ Compensation
Workers’ compensation benefits are meant to provide support to employees who are injured in the course of performing their work-related duties. Determining whether an employee’s injuries may qualify for worker’s comp can be difficult when the act of driving is brought into the mix. Accidents which occur during a worker’s commute to or from work are not grounds for a claim, but many employees are required to drive as a part of their regular duties during the course of a work day, and in these cases a car accident can result in significant injuries which are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.
If you have suffered an injury in a car accident during the course of your workday, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits to address your medical needs and certain other considerations. Contact the experienced and knowledgeable Des Moines workers’ compensation lawyers of LaMarca & Landry, P.C., at 877-327-2600 to learn more about your legal rights.
Work-Related Driving Activities
While simply getting in a wreck on the way to work in the morning is not a valid cause to file a claim, there are a variety of other driving activities that are directly part of your employment. Injuries sustained in an accident while performing the following activities may be eligible for workers compensation benefits:
- Travel between meetings and appointments
- Delivery driver responsibilities
- Acting as a driver for company guests or clients
- Making supply runs for a business
When an accident occurs in these situations, workers’ compensation applies in the same way as if the accident occurred in the office.
If you have suffered an injury in a car wreck while carrying out work-related responsibilities, the Des Moines workers’ compensation attorneys at LaMarca & Landry, P.C., are prepared to help you with your claim. Contact us by calling 877-327-2600 today.