Workers’ Compensation – Workplace Accidents & Cell Phone Use

Emplolyers are liable for accidents resulting from the use of cell phones while on the job. Multiple claims can be made following a work-related distracted driving accident caused by an employee’s use of a cell phone. Claims include actions by an employee, the who used the cell phone, against the employer for worker’s compensation benefits. Because the workers’ compensation system is a “no fault” program, the employer is liable for payment of benefits to the employee.

Claims can also be made by an employee riding with the driver against the employer under workers’ compensation law. Also, other people injured as a result of the accident may file a third-party liability claim against the employer for their employee’s distracted driving conduct.

If you are injured on the job or were injured by an employee Miller|Conway is here to help.  Call us at 843.764.3335 for a free consultation.