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Injured at home? Am I covered by workers’ comp?

| Sep 16, 2020 | Workers Compensation |

The Pandemic has moved workers from the office building to the kitchen table.  The long commute to work has been replaced by a few steps into your “home” office.  What does that mean to you?  Will you be covered by workers compensation if you trip over the lamp cord?  If you get hit on the head by a falling branch in the front yard as you go to get the mail?

What Home Based Employees Need To Know

Working at home was once the exception, not the rule.  Presently, it is the “new normal”.  Are these employees “on the clock”?  Are at home employees accountable to the same performance levels?

Here are some critical factors to consider:

Has your employer set rules for your home office?

What are your hours of work?  Are you allowed to have a break in the morning and the afternoon?  Have you set aside a specific area in your home to do your work?

Working at home presents unique challenges as well as distractions.  If you are injured at home, call us, immediately.  Explaining your injury in the context of your work at home is critical to establishing that you are entitled to workers compensation coverage.