Being injured in an accident is not something to be taken lightly. In fact, it is something that you should get help with right away. Even some of the injuries that seem harmless at first can quickly escalate into lifelong problems. Take whiplash for a great example. Whiplash may cause some initial discomfort and pain, but in the end, it can cause long-term spinal problems. If you are in an accident, you may end up having to miss work, which can make it hard for you to pay bills.
When you're injured at work, workers compensation pays for your lost wages and medical bills. However, when you're on the road while working, the situation isn't so cut and dry. If you've been injured in a car accident while on the job, check out these important four facts you must know.
You May Not Be Covered Through Your Work
Just because you're driving during working hours doesn't mean you're covered in the event of an accident.
One small, quick, back-and-forth movement of your neck when you are rear-ended by another vehicle may seem insignificant, but the results can be huge. Canadians make over 2 million whiplash claims annually. The costs reach over C$600 million for medical care, disability, sick leave, litigation, and missing work productivity.
When you are struck from behind, the transfer of energy from that vehicle to your neck is, unfortunately, unequal – up to two and a half times greater.