If an employee is traveling to work, on their normal route, at the normal time and they get in a car accident which result in medical bills, are they eligible for workman's comp. in the state of N.C.??
1 Answer from Attorneys
Re: Workman's Comp
The "going and coming" rule will typically operate to disqualify the employee in your set of facts; however, there are limited exceptions to the rule. You should consult an experienced workers' compensation attorney to discuss in detail. If you decide to file a claim, it needs to be filed within 2 years of the date of injury. Go to NC Industrial Commission website to download forms and get further information. A link to their site can be found at ncworkcomp.com. Good luck!
S. Neal Camak
Bd. Certified Specialist in NC Workers' Compensation Law
Lennon & Camak, PLLC