For example, if an employee is asked to deliver items to a meeting or making a deposit at a bank and while traveling is in an accident then the employee should be covered under workers compensation insurance. If an employee travels for work as a sales professional or a truck driver and working at the time of the accident, the employee would also be covered. Sometimes, an employee may be driving partly to benefit the employer and partly for personal reasons which requires the application of the Dual Purpose Rule. So long as the employee is doing something that benefits the employer on the trip, the employee is likely to be covered by workers’ compensation.
If you are injured on the job, you should consult an attorney for advice.