Respected Sir / Madam,
Mr. A worked as a driver in a private limited company (“employer”). He was driving the company’s goods vehicle on duty. Goods vehicle hit on a container truck standing on the right side of the road. Mr. A died in that accident. The heir of Mr. A filed against the insurance company of the container truck for third party claims.
1. Whether the employer company is liable to pay any compensation to the legal heir of Mr. A as his death was on duty?
2. Whether the employer company can avoid his liability saying that the heir of Mr. A filed against the insurance company of the container truck for third party claims?
3. Whether the heir of Mr. A has right to get both third party claims from insurance company and compensation from the employer?
Please advise the legal rights of the heir of Mr.A in the above case against the employer company.
Your advice is highly appreciated.