Workers Compensation (3)

If a car accident occurs while an individual is driving a vehicle in order to perform his or her work duties or to do something for his or her employer, there may be employer liability. This is most often a problem in cases in which a truck driver or a commercial vehicle driver causes an accident and his or her employer is sued. In any case, whether or not an employer will be liable depends on whether there is some legal reason for assigning responsibility to the employer. When Does Employer Liability Arise? There are two main ways that an employer can be held liable for a car accident caused by an employee: negligence on the part of the employer and vicarious liability. Employer Negligence Employer negligence may involve, for instance, negligent hiring of the employee or negligent supervision of the employee. When a company hires someone that they know…