Can I sue my former employer for not compensating me for my loss of wages, vehicle, and other property?

I was working as a pizza delivery driver. I was in a hit and run, robbed, then my car was stolen – all within 45 days. The company has not responded to unemployment it will not respond to me either. I had full coverage insurance but my claim was denied because I delivered pizza. This has turned my whole life upside down.

Asked on April 26, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

In our legal system, someone, including an employer, is only responsible for your property loss or damage, injuries, lost wages, or other costs you incur IF--and only to the extent that--they were at fault in causing your losses, etc. If you were hit and run, robbed, or had your car stolen, your employer would only be potentially be responsible if it was a pizza place employee or owner who did those things to you; they are not responsible for what other people did, even if those other things occured during work.


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