Motor Vehicle Fatality, Worker's Compensation Case
Western Indiana (near Danville)
A construction supervisor was killed in Western Indiana (near Danville) on his way to the jobsite as a result of a one-car auto accident. The insurance adjuster denied the claim contending that he was not in the course and scope of his employment because he had not yet reached the jobsite. However, the Charles Carlock law firm used phone records, and developed witness testimony, that established he typically performed work duties while driving to his construction job. After extensive litigation, including the filing of a bad faith petition, a six-figure workers' compensation settlement was negotiated for his widow.