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I had an accident while driving a company truck. I sustained…

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I had an accident while driving a company truck. I sustained a slight injury. Am I responsible for my injury or is the company

Lawyer's Assistant: What state is this in? And how old is the truck?

SC 2008

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed? If so, what?

I HAVE NOT BUT THERE IS A POLICE REPORT WHICH HAS THE COMPANY INSURANCE COMPANY NAME ON IT

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Traffic Law
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Hello,

Thank you for the information and your question. As an employee who was injured in a Company vehicle, or on Company time, you would be covered under the Company's Workers' Compensation insurance. The Company should know this and should have sent you to see their doctor. If they haven't yet, then you will need to go to the individual at your Company who handles WC issues and advise them of your injury and needing to open a WC claim.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I am not an employee of the company I am an independent contractor driving a vehicle owned by the company for whom I am doing a job
Traffic Lawyer: Marsha411JD, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

Hello again and thank you for clarifying the facts. They do make a difference. A true independent contractor is not covered under SC WC laws, however, whether they are correctly categorized as an IC is very complicated and can only be answer by a court, or an attorney who has intimate knowledge of all of the specific minute facts. I would highly suggest that you speak to a local WC law firm who can actually gather all of the information to determine if you are correctly categorized as an IC.

Even if you aren't, you would still have a claim for injuries under the auto insurance policy of the employer since you were in their vehicle.

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