Many of us drive to and from work, and quite a few of us drive for work. Does that matter if you're involved in an accident due to winter road conditions? While workers' comp may not cover your morning commute, if you're injured in a car crash while making a delivery, running a work-related errand, driving another employee for work-related purposes, or otherwise in transit for which you'll be compensated by your employer, you could be eligible for compensation.
It may sound extreme, but so is the weather out there. And some employees have to spend quite a bit of time outdoors in freezing or even sub-zero temperatures. So if you work outside and, as a result of that work, end up with frostbite so severe it keeps you from work, chances are a workers' comp claim will be covered.
Not all employees are covered by workers' compensation insurance, and if a workers' comp claim is denied, you may need to file a lawsuit to be compensated. If you've been injured on the job this winter, contact a local workers' comp attorney to discuss your legal options.
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