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What to do after an accident in a company car

There are many benefits of driving a company car. You don't have to pay for maintenance out of your own pocket. You're not on the hook for filling up. And you don't have any concerns about wear and tear.

However, if you're injured in an accident in a company car, it can result in a variety of challenges.

Here's what you need to do:

  • Move to safety and call for help: Regardless of whether you're driving a company car or personal vehicle, your safety always comes first. You must move your vehicle to the side of the road, call 911 for help and receive treatment at a local hospital.
  • Report the accident to your employer: Doing so right away allows you to make it clear to your employer that you were injured in the accident. It also allows them to take the necessary steps in filing an insurance claim.
  • Collect evidence and documentation related to the accident: For example, anything that proves another driver was at fault, such as a police report, will work in your favor. You should also hold onto receipts for all expenses associated with the accident, such as medical bills.

Depending on your injuries, you may be unable to immediately return to work. Let your medical team guide you during the recovery process, while closely following everything they tell you.

Pushing yourself in an attempt to return to work could worsen your injuries, thus prohibiting you from making a fast and full recovery.

An accident in a company car can soon turn into a complicated matter, as you may be able to seek workers' compensation benefits while also filing a legal claim against the negligent party.

Your employer may fight your claim, such as by arguing that you were using the vehicle for leisure activities or during non-business hours. If this happens, it's critical to understand your legal rights in Pennsylvania under the workers' compensation system, as you don't want to miss out on money that you deserve.

An accident in a company car can turn your life upside down. From an inability to work to financial stress, there's a lot to worry about. Knowing your legal rights for obtaining compensation can help put your mind at ease.

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