I was in a car accident while on the job, is my employer liable?

I was driving my own car but driving on company business and I got into a car accident that the police report says it was my fault. I don't have any insurance and now a claim has been sent to me. Isn't my employer responsible to pay this claim?
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I focus on representing injury and accident victims. Many of my clients are car accident victims. I alos offer mediation services including workplace conflict resolution.

Generally ih Ohjo anyway and in most states if you are driving in the course and scope of your emploment and were at fault both you and your emploer are responsible. Ask your employer to contact his insurance company
by all means purchase insurance for the next time.

06/27/2009

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Arkady Itkin
San Francisco , California
Civil Litigation
(415) 640-675

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California Employment and Injury lawyer representing individual plaintiffs and small businesses in San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento region.

Generally, if you were unequivocally driving for your employer's purpose and benefit, your injuries should be covered by your employer's workers' compensation insurance. Your employer should give you all the proper paperwork to file a claim.

Thanks,

Arkady Itkin

 

06/10/2009

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