Are You Eligible To File A Workers’ Compensation Claim Even If You Work From Home?
The “workplace” is being redefined on a daily basis. No longer is it limited to an office with cubicles and fluorescent lights overhead. You may work at your home, in a single rented office space and even a traditional office setting.
If you are injured, working in a non-traditional working environment are you still eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim?
The short answer is, yes.
The Occupational Safety and Health Convention, which most states adhere to, offers a reasonably broad definition of a “workplace” which it defines as “all places where workers need to be or to go by reason of their work and which are under the direct or indirect control of the employer.”
Using this definition of the “workplace” it can be reasonably assumed that your home office, where you work for a singular employer, can be considered a “workplace” and therefore is subject to workers’ compensation rules and regulations.
If you were injured on the job, contact an experienced and knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney.