If you are in a car collision but not injured, then you are not entitled to stay home from work. If your injuries are minor and you are able to go to work, you are still expected to show up and do your job. If you are seriously injured and unable to go to work, you may be eligible for reimbursement for lost wages from the liable driver’s auto insurance company. If you can work but just want some time off, you will probably not get paid for your leave of absence unless your employer pays for it. If you do need time off from work, the insurance company will require that you provide a doctor’s note to prove it. Most employers have the same policy before approving a leave of absence.
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