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What are the signs of whiplash after a work-related crash?

Out of the injuries that are likely to happen when you drive for work, whiplash is one of the most common with auto accidents. Whiplash happens when your neck is strained due to the force of the crash. Your head may move side to side rapidly, tearing or straining ligaments.

Can you get workers' compensation for a crash on the job?

If you drive for work, there's a chance that you could eventually end up in an auto accident while on the job. For example, if you need to drive between client sites for work, someone could run a red light and hit your vehicle. That incident is not technically related to your work, but because you are in the process of doing work by driving while on the clock, you should be able to seek workers' compensation.

What are you options if you're hurt in an on-the-job car crash?

When you have to drive as part of your job, one of the things that can happen is an auto accident. For the most part, people understand that the time they spend driving to work or to home is their own. If they are hurt, they don't file a claim with their employer. Instead, they file a claim with the other party's insurance carrier.

Employers are responsible for on-the-clock injuries while driving

You drive for work, so the likelihood is that you'll get into a crash while you're on the job if you ever do. That realization was made extremely clear when you were involved in a collision on the way to a job site.

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