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If part of your job is driving a personal vehicle and you get into an accident that is your fault does workmens comp cover any of the expenses?

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2013-02-28 05:11:51
2013-02-28 05:11:51
  • If you were doing your job at the time of the accident you should be able to file for workers compensation for your injuries and lost time at work (depending on the laws in your state).

  • If part of your job is driving a personal vehicle and you get into a car accident do I have to use workmen's comp to cover the medical expenses? If I sue the person who was at fault for the accident how would it all work?

  • In the UK you should sue the driver responsible for the accident for all losses, expenses and any personal injuries you suffer in the RTA. This will include any medical expenses you incur which ar classed as special damages. If you have medical insurance at your work place - this may well cover the expense of your medical treatment, but this cost can still be claimed from the driver who caused the accident.
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