Car accidents on the job are a common occurrence, and they can be devastating for both the employee and the employer. In most cases, the employee is entitled to workers' compensation benefits, but what if the employer's negligence caused the accident? In this blog post, we will discuss the importance of proving employer negligence in work-related car accidents and how it can impact a workers' compensation claim.
What is Employer Negligence?
Employer negligence refers to the failure of the employer to provide a safe working environment for their employees. In the context of work-related car accidents, employer negligence can take many forms, such as:
- Failure to properly maintain company vehicles
- Failure to provide adequate driver training
- Failure to enforce safety policies and procedures
- Failure to ensure that employees are not driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Proving Employer Negligence
Proving employer negligence can be challenging, but it is essential to ensure that the employee receives the compensation they deserve. To prove employer negligence, the following elements must be established:
- The employer had a duty to provide a safe working environment
- The employer breached that duty
- The breach of duty caused the employee's injuries
- The employee suffered damages as a result of the breach of duty
If these elements can be established, the employee may be entitled to additional compensation beyond what is provided by workers' compensation.
Why Proving Employer Negligence is Important
Proving employer negligence is important for several reasons. First, it can increase the amount of compensation the employee receives. Second, it can hold the employer accountable for their actions and encourage them to take steps to prevent similar accidents from happening in the future. Finally, it can help prevent future accidents and injuries by forcing employers to take a more proactive approach to safety.
How The Sexton Law Firm Can Help
Proving employer negligence can be a complex and challenging process, but The Sexton Law Firm has the experience and resources to help. Our team of experienced attorneys can investigate the accident, gather evidence, and build a strong case on behalf of our clients. We understand the importance of proving employer negligence and will work tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive the compensation they deserve.