Not Working When You Were Injured?
Workers’ compensation is designed to protect workers who suffer an injury on the job or a work-related injury. What if you were injured on a break or at a time when you were not actually working?
Even if your employer says you were not on the job, your injury may be covered. At the law firm of Mayer & Associates, P.C., our workers’ compensation lawyer in Kansas City offers a free and confidential consultation to review your work-related injury and answer your questions.
Please call 816-692-2877 to talk with the lawyer at our firm.
When Am I Covered By Workers’ Compensation?
To be covered by workers’ compensation, your injury or illness must be work-related. Generally, this means that you were doing something for the benefit of your employer. However, exactly what is work-related isn’t always clear. Here are some common situations when you are covered by workers’ compensation:
- You are injured on a work break.
- You are injured in the parking lot while walking into work.
- You are injured while leaving the office building.
- You are injured at a work event where attendance was required.
- You were injured while donating blood at work.
- You are traveling on company business.
Here are examples of times you may not be covered:
- You are injured while commuting to your regular place of employment.
- You are injured while driving to a restaurant on your lunch break (unless you are going there to meet your boss).
We Are Ready To Answer Your Questions
To discuss whether your injury or illness was work-related, please call our Kansas City workers’ compensation lawyer at 816-692-2877 or contact us online. Our firm represents injured workers in Missouri and Kansas.