More and more, workers are being forced to drive their own vehicles when performing during working hours in order to perform work activities and duties. However, less and less, employers are providing little or no protection for employees if they are involved in an accident.
This post is part six of a nine part series discussing what you should know when driving your car during work. This installment will discuss how to obtain wage benefits in the event your work-related injuries prevent you from returning to work. (You can view previous posts in this series online here)
When a work-related accident results in an injury which prevents you from returning to work, you are entitled to wage benefits. Workers’ compensation provides you with wage loss benefits if your work injury results in any loss of wages. Your wage benefit is based upon a complicated calculation that the employer and the workers’ compensation carrier determine. More often than not, this calculation is wrong and results in you receiving a sum of money which is less than what you are actually entitled to.
You may also be entitled to additional wage benefits under other policies of insurance. That is why you need an experienced workers’ compensation and personal injury litigator to assist you in identifying any and all wage benefits you may be entitled to.