An employee had a non work related illness happen at work. The employee requested to go to the hospital via an ambulance. Should the company be responsible for paying for the ambulance since the illness was not work related?

An employee had a non work related illness happen at work. The employee requested
to go to the hospital via an ambulance. Should the company be responsible for
paying for the ambulance since the illness was not work related?

Asked on December 19, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Connecticut

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

No, the company has NO obligation to pay for an employee's ambulence unless the company caused the injury or illness through negligence (carelessness) (like not following safety rules) or an intentional bad act. Otherwise, if the company was not at fault for causing the injury, they are not liable for this cost, any more than you would be liable for a friend's amubulence ride if he happened to have a heart attack while visiting your home.


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