Automobile accidents that happen while on the job in North Carolina are covered by workers’ (workmens) compensation. However, injuries that occur going to or returning from work are not generally not covered, but there are exceptions. For example, if transporting a worker or providing a means for transportation (such as a company truck) is a part of the worker’s employment then an injury suffered in an accident can be covered under NC workers’ comp law. This exception may also apply to an employer who reimburses a worker for gas or mileage. Similarly, a worker who is injured in a car accident may be covered under NC workers’ comp laws if he is injured while performing a special errand or duty beyond the normal requirements of the job. Employees who travel as required by their job description such as traveling salesmen are generally covered under North Carolina workers’ comp. Please contact us for a free consultation from a North Carolina workers’ compensation attorney.

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