When one of your job descriptions involves driving regularly on behalf of your employer, you may not give much thought to what would happen if you become involved in an accident. This concern may never make its way into your mindset until you actually are in an on-the-job accident. However, after you have been involved in an accident while driving for your employer, you may wonder who will pay for your accident and your injuries.
As much as you may take pride in working and being financially independent, a time may come when you must take care of yourself and protect your emotional and physical well-being. Suffering an injury on the job can be a traumatic experience that brings many years of hardship, embarrassment, and frustration with it. It is a natural inclination for you to want to go back to work as soon as possible after being injured and resume your normal life. However, when your work-related injury only compounds the physical change that your body is experiencing, it may be time for you to consider what is in your emotional, physical, and legal best interests.