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If an employee is out of work and is on his way home ...

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If an employee is out of work and is on his way home which is 100 miles away and is driving one of the company''s owners vehicle and gets into an accident is the employer still liable? I believe that auto insurance would cover him for bodily injury but is work comp applying here?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  Jane Doe Deer replied 9 years ago.

Thank you for contacting Just Answer.

I believe that workers compensation should apply. Have you tried to apply yet?


Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to Jane Doe Deer's Business Answers's Post: the employee takes the personal vehicle of company owners, not (company owned) home overnight does not even go to the yard does this still apply?
Expert:  Jane Doe Deer replied 9 years ago.

Oh, well that's different if it's a personal vehicle.

The question in these kinds of cases is whether the employee was working or not at the time of the accident.

If the employee was merely commuting home from work, and not working, then he's probably not covered by workers comp.

Does that answer it for you?



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