We tend to think of Workers’ Compensation as that thing someone claims when they are injured using a forklift or falling off a ladder. And while those are indeed legitimate reasons to make a claim, those are far less common than, say, getting into a car accident while doing a service for your employer. Perhaps you were making a delivery or you were in the midst of travel between cities at the expense of your employer. Any accident that takes place while an employee was on their own time would be different (lunch, coming to and from work, etc), but what happens if you are in an accident while on the employer’s time?
If your employer provides workers compensation coverage, you could have a worker’s compensation claim supplementing the car accident claim. However, you are not required to make a Workers Compensation claim. This is considered optional under Florida law.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a motor vehicle accident, please contact the law offices of Beers and Gordon P.A. for a free consultation. Our firm serves all of Seminole, Orange, Volusia, Lake, and Brevard counties, including Oviedo, Winter Springs, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Longwood, Winter Park, Lake Mary, and Greater Orlando. Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience ready and willing to go the distance on your case. Call us right away at 407-862-1825.