Frequently Asked Workers Compensation Questions
You’ve probably never undergone a work injury before and don’t know what to expect. Below are some frequently asked questions and answers.
It is important to note that employees who must travel to perform work assignments are covered by workers’ compensation benefits if they are hurt on the job. For example, a person who is injured after leaving the worksite to make a delivery or attend a meeting at another location may qualify for workers’ compensation because the trip was an essential part of his or her job assignment.
On the other hand, workers’ compensation may not cover an injury if the employee was hurt while making a side-trip to handle purely personal business.
A worker seriously risks any claim for continued workers’ compensation benefits by turning down the offer of a job that he or she is able to do. If you are not sure how to handle a job offer or your employer demands that you actively look for other work, consult an attorney immediately.
If you or a loved one have suffered a workplace injury, it is important to talk with an experienced attorney as soon as possible.