What If I Was Not Working At The Time I Was Injured?
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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.