Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more employees are working from home. A large portion of the workforce is employed in positions that can be performed remotely, and since accidents can happen anywhere, getting injured while working from home would not be unusual.
Seek Medical Help
It is necessary to seek professional medical help as soon as possible. Your health should be above everything else.
Can You Get Workers Compensation If You Are Injured While Working From Home?
You are entitled to workers’ compensation if you were injured while working remotely. An accident that occurs outside of the workplace, such as in your own home, and results in an injury, may be covered by workers’ compensation insurance.
What Happens When the Injury Occurs in Your Home?
The employee will still be entitled to workers’ compensation, even if the injury occurs at home, as long as the activity that caused the injury is job-related and not a personal activity. It is important to establish that the injury must be work-related in some way in order to receive workers’ compensation benefits.
Document the Evidence
If you are working from home, you will need to provide evidence that the injury is work-related. If you cannot prove that your injury was work-related, your claim may be denied, so it is very important to document everything related to your injury.
Seek Legal Advice
You should consult a professional and experienced team to get the legal advice you need, as these types of claims are more complicated than you might think. If you have any specific questions or concerns about obtaining compensation after a work-related accident, contact our team at Julie O Legal.