Is an employer responsible to help with injuries and property damage?

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Is an employer responsible to help with injuries and property damage?

I was on the clock making a bank deposit when I was hit by another vehicle, which was given citation. Their carrier wants to total my car which would pay off my loan but leave me no vehicle. I went to the ER due to back pains which have not gotten any better. I have no money to go to the doctor again. Since I would not have been there if I was not instructed by employer, do they need to assist with my injuries and loss of vehicle?

Asked on June 19, 2019 under Accident Law, Florida


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

No, they are not liable for your injuries, loss of vehicle, or costs. The employee is not at fault in causing the injury since they did not hit you or cause the accident. That you were working at the time does not make them any more liable than you would be liable if you asked a friend to get you some takeout and they were hit in the McDonald's parking lot: asking or telling someone to go somewhere does not nake you liable for what happens there or on the way. You can, of course, sue the person who hit you.

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