Injured While Away From the Office But on Company Time? There’s Workers’ Comp for That!

One of the perks of your job is that your duties require you to get out off the office and work on-the-go. Whether you’re at recruiting events or giving presentations, you typically spend a considerable amount of time off-site.

When you were giving a speech to potential clients at the Daytona Beach Resort and Conference Center and hurt your ankle, you wondered if you were eligible to receive workers’ compensation. Fortunately, you likely are.

Qualifications for Receiving Workers’ Comp Away From Work

You normally can receive workers’ comp to pay for your medical bills and time away from work if you were hurt on company time and property. If your employer hosts an event on its property in which you are required to attend, you can likely receive workers’ comp for an injury. Additionally, if you are hurt on “controlled” areas, such as sidewalks, parking lots, break rooms, employee patio or gardens, or grassy spots in which you frequent while on the job, you could qualify, as well.

Exceptions. Employees who have to leave the premises in order to perform their jobs may receive compensation if they qualify. Examples of these special situations include:

  • A letter carrier who is attacked by a dog while delivering the mail.
  • An employee who works from home and has developed carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • A truck driver who has suffered from degenerative disc disease from long hours sitting behind the wheel.
  • A delivery person who becomes injured when unloading his truck at a store.
  • A personal assistant who was sent out on a task and was injured while doing so.

When You’re Injured Doing Your Job

No two workers’ compensation cases are ever the same. Fortunately, the legal team of Johnson and Gilbert has much experience in helping victims of accidents in Daytona Beach and the surrounding areas get the compensation they deserve. Contact us today to find out if we can help you, too.