If my Manager is using his own vehicle on Company Business (if the vehicle is used as part of a package deal within his Salary structure and his fuel expenses are paid by the Company)
If the said line manager holds a meeting with you at your hotel and then drives you to and from a training course that has been organised and paid for by the Company in that same car, and if on the way back to the Hotel he is involved in a rear end car crash (being the stationary vehicle that was "rear ended") and if I was injured during the crash as a passenger and taken under instruction of the traffic police to the hospital to be treated for my injuries.
Can the Company suggest that I would have to personally chase my Managers Motor Insurers for compensation for my injuries as he was using his private vehicle and therefore it was nothing to do with the Company? or is it in fact still the responsibility of the Companies Liability Insurers as we were both employees?
I understood that anyone using a private vehicle for business purposes must have a clause in their motor insurance policy to cover them for business use. Furthermore I understood that any Company allowing the use of a private vehicle for business purpose would need a copy of that Motor Insurance Policy.
I would appreciate your guidance
Thanks in advance