Prescott Valley, AZ asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Arizona

Q: 3 Employees are driving to work in a company truck. A Lady ran a red light causing injuries to 3 employees-Workers Comp?

3 Employees were commuting to work in a Company Vehicle. These employees did not stop for any work related errands. They were headed to work from their Hotel. Another Driver made a left turn on a Red Light causing a collision with injuries. Does the company have to file a workers comp. claim. The company has insurance and so did the at fault driver. Very minor injuries to the employees. Thank you!

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: An Arizona attorney could advise best here, but your question remains open for two weeks. As for the personal injury attributes of the accident, those would be handled as third-party injury claims in most any jurisdiction. But from what you describe, it sounds like there really isn't a personal injury case(s) of any significance here to pursue against the other motorist (since you describe very minor injuries).

As for the workers' comp attributes of the claim, only an experienced workers' comp attorney's guidance should be followed here. As a GENERAL rule in most places, I believe that commuting is not within the scope of employment, but that there could be exceptions to this general premise, depending on the jurisdiction, if the vehicle is a company vehicle. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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