Work Car Accidents in Atlanta
Helping Workers Injured in Car Accidents On-the-Job?
Working outside your home almost certainly entails traveling in a motor vehicle. For many of us, driving is just a way to commute to and from work. But if you drive for work or as part of your job duties, you should know that a car accident may qualify as compensable under the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act (GWCA).
On-the-job car accidents are a common area of confusion for many workers in metro Atlanta. The Law Office of Arthur E. Snead, LLC helps injured workers better understand their rights and options after a workplace injury. If you have been hurt in a car accident at work, we can help.
Contact our experienced workers compensation attorneys in Atlanta to schedule your free consultation directly with an Atlanta work car accident attorney.
What If the Car Accident Occurred On the Way to Work?
In most cases, commuting to and from work is not considered work time. Beyond this distinction, however, the line between working and not working is not always clear.
Were You Commuting or Driving for Work?
In order to be compensable, the car accident typically must occur while you are “on the job.”
Your car accident may be deemed “on the job” or work-related if any of the following criteria are met:
- You drive for a living
- You are making a delivery for work
- You are running a work-related errand for your boss
- You are driving in a company-owned vehicle that was not given to you for personal use
- You are traveling off-site to a different job location
- You are transporting a fellow employee for reasons related to work (other than carpooled commuting)
- You are being compensated by your employer for travel time or mileage
- You don’t have a fixed office and must therefore travel all the time
Because there is some gray area in cases like these, you may be unsure if your car accident qualifies as “on the job.” Moreover, your employer may try to deny your workers’ compensation claim by arguing that your travel at the time of the crash was personal, not work-related. In either case, you can protect your rights and better understand your legal options by consulting with an attorney.
Contact My Firm for a Free Initial Consultation
The Law Office of Arthur E. Snead, LLC focuses on workers’ compensation cases in the state of Georgia based on the GWCA. As the founding attorney, I help clients in and around the metro Atlanta area successfully win the workers’ compensation benefits rightfully owed to them when they have been injured in a work-related accident. If you have any questions about your case or are ready to team up with a trusted local lawyer, get in touch with me today.
If you were injured in a car accident while traveling for work, I can help. To discuss your case for free with an Atlanta work car accident lawyer, call me at (404) 800-1181. You can also reach out to me online.