Worker’s compensation laws are fairly straightforward in a variety of situations. Injuries resulting from work when telecommuting, contract work, and even work done on business trips are often the cause of much confusion. But the answer is mostly simple – in many cases, a work-related injury that occurs on a business trip could qualify for worker’s compensation.
Business Trip Injuries
In many cases, business trips are more about work than they are about leisure. While there is usually some form of downtime, the main focus of the trip is to achieve some kind of work-related goal. For example, if an employer sent an employee on a business trip where they had to set up an installation, like a booth or anything that demands physical labor, and the employee got hurt, this could be eligible for compensation.
On the other hand, if a business trip included extracurricular activity, such as drinking with fellow employees, and this resulted in an injury, this injury does not necessarily qualify for worker’s compensation.
Preparing Your Case
Filing a worker’s compensation claim for an injury that occurred during a business trip is not unlike filing any other kind of personal injury claim. The victim would gather any pertinent medical records resulting from the injury as well as a detailed account of what occurred and when. In many cases, it’s a straightforward process. But in some cases, injured parties can get push-back regarding their claim if not an outright rejection. This is where professional legal help can come in.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a work-related injury on a business trip, don’t wait. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney who could help. Contact the law offices of Lombardi and Lombardi today to schedule your case evaluation. You could qualify for compensation related to injuries sustained on the job.
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