According to a Gallup survey, almost half of all employed American said they spent at least some of their time working remotely. Working from home has never been more popular and, with the help of the Internet, has never been easier. However, some might worry that if they are injured during the course of their jobs, they might not be covered by workers’ comp if they’re at home.
Believe it or not, in the majority of cases, an employee is still entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for any injury or illness suffered that arises out of and in the course of employment, no matter where the injury occurred. This includes neck injuries, back injuries, spinal injuries, etc.
As it might seem, however, at-home injuries are a bit more complicated. If your employer doesn’t believe your story or the insurance company doesn’t want to pay the cost of your medical bills and recovery time, you will likely need to hire an attorney to help defend your case. Unlike a work injury suffered on-site, there may be no witnesses to the event but yourself. Your accident must be sufficiently illustrated and explained to your employer and reported as soon as it occurs.
If you find yourself in this situation, the best thing to do is to keep detailed records of your accident, your treatment, and the side effects of your injury. All of this can be used as evidence in your favor. If you need help filing for workers’ compensation benefits or your claim is being challenged, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experienced Santa Ana workers’ comp attorneys. Ufkes & Bright has more than 50 years of combined legal experience to offer your case. Let us see what we can do for you.
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