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Does Workers' Compensation Cover A Car Accident While At Work?


Posted On behalf of Pfeifer Morgan & Stesiak on Jun 19, 2012 in Advice

Worker’s compensation laws are different in every state (but nearly every state has them in some form).

In Indiana, they are designed as the sole recourse for injuries which have occurred in the workplace, presumably designed with the intention of keeping the court system free from a large volume of personal injury suits related to work accidents.

However, seeking the advice of a personal injury lawyer is the best first step to take in most cases, to make sure that you’re getting a fair deal out of a system which may or may not appreciate the details of your specific case. What constitutes “at work”?

This can be a trickier question than you would think, and the answer to it could have a huge bearing on whether or not you’re dealing with a personal injury suit, or a worker’s compensation claim.

Were you driving your own car, on your way to work?

On a lunch break?

Going between your main place of work and a client's office?

In borderline cases, your attorney will help you decide which course to pursue, which is most likely to get you the compensation you need to address your medical expenses and lost wages.