Commuting to and from work is a daily routine for millions of employees. But what happens when the unexpected occurs and you find yourself involved in a car accident while commuting? Understanding your rights and the nuances of workers' compensation coverage for commuting accidents is crucial.
At Louisiana Workers' Compensation, LLC, we specialize in guiding employees through the complexities of workers' compensation claims, including those tricky situations involving commuting accidents. Let's dive into the essentials of what you need to know.
The general principle in workers' compensation law is the "coming and going" rule, which typically excludes coverage for accidents that occur while an employee is commuting to or from their place of work. However, exceptions to this rule can apply, making certain commuting accidents eligible for workers' compensation.
One of the key factors that can influence your coverage is the nature of your commute. If your job involves traveling or if you were performing a work-related duty at the time of the accident, you may be covered. Understanding these nuances is where our workers' compensation attorneys can provide invaluable assistance.
Several scenarios could make a commuting accident fall under workers' compensation coverage. These include:
Each of these scenarios presents a unique set of circumstances that our team at Louisiana Workers' Compensation, LLC can help you navigate.
If you're involved in a commuting accident and believe it may be covered by workers' compensation, taking the right steps immediately can be crucial for your claim. Here's what you should do:
Our attorneys can help you with these steps, ensuring that your claim is as strong as possible.
At Louisiana Workers' Compensation, LLC, we understand the complexities of workers' compensation laws and how they apply to commuting accidents. Our experienced team can help you:
Don't navigate the complexities of workers' compensation claims alone. If you've been involved in a commuting accident, reach out to us today to see how we can assist you.
Understanding your rights and the coverage available to you under workers' compensation laws is essential for any employee. With the right legal support, you can ensure that you're fully protected in the event of a commuting accident. Let our team at Louisiana Workers' Compensation, LLC guide you through the process, providing the expertise and support you need to secure your compensation. Remember, your journey to and from work shouldn't leave you vulnerable. With our help, you can drive with peace of mind, knowing that we're here to support you every step of the way.
Indemnity/Lost Wages — weekly payments based upon your average weekly wage; you will receive 66% of your average weekly wage capped at a maximum rate
Medical and/or Death — covers all necessary and reasonable medical treatment, including doctors visits, diagnostic tests, hospital stays, surgery, physical therapy, etc.
Mileage Reimbursement — travel related expenses to and from health care provider, pharmacy, etc. Vocational Rehabilitation program designed to retrain you in an attempt to return you to work for your previous employer, or find new work.