Can I apply for workers comp after being injured while giving my boss a ride? Posted on November 16, 2010

Recently demoted, my supervisor asked me for a ride. I was injured in a motor vehicle accident while driving her. I did not feel I could refuse giving her a ride, as I feared for my job.

Now I have been out of work 3 months. A spine specialist says that I need surgery, and short term disability will drop to 60% pay as of the first of December. I cannot survive on that and cannot yet go back to work, if ever.

I do not know what to do. I was told that I could not apply for workmans comp. Then I was told I could but would not receive it, and it would delay any short term disability.

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