Listen as Florida attorney Charlie Draper explains why you could be entitled to two claims if you had an auto accident while driving your company’s car.
If you were involved in an auto accident that was not your fault and you were driving the car of your company, then you could be entitled to two different claims. This is because your employer’s insurance carrier will have to pay all of your medical bills and treatment related to the injuries caused by this work related accident.
Keep in mind that if you miss work for 7 days as a consequence of your injuries you are also entitled to two-thirds of your average weekly gross wages for a certain period of time. On the other hand, if you sustained a threshold injury, you could have the right to claim monetary compensation against the other driver.
In Florida, the threshold injury is defined as having one of the following features:
- Significant and permanent loss of an important bodily function
- Permanent injury within a reasonable degree of medical probability
- Permanent or significant scarring or disfigurement
It is important to note that if you do claim money against the other driver, there is going to be a workers’ compensation lien. Watch the video to learn more.
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