Q: Broke ankle exiting truck, off work 12+ weeks. Filed claim for lost wages. Insurance denied citing a case and stating:
"Washington State law states that once your vehicle is parked it is no longer considered to be an automobile". Next step to contest???
A: You likely have a Labor and Industry claim, but you need to provide much more information. The best response is to call an attorney and set up an appointment to speak about the specific facts of your claim. Most law firms, including our own, provided no-fee consultations. Feel free to reach out at (253) 848-4208 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer
In addition to what Mr. Richardson said, ask if your state has "wrap around wage loss" which is using the wage loss on your auto policy to cover what comp doesn't cover if your state has a rule that says you are covered while engaged in vehicle related activities---such as getting in and out of a vehicle, which you can't do while it's in motion!
Insurance companies blow smoke all the time.
Kevin R. Richardson agrees with this answer
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