Blog: Does workers’ comp cover Asheville employees who travel outside the US?

Antique globe in front of a retro suitcase. Travel concept around the world. Does your job require you to travel outside of the US? Often, people ask whether or not workers’ comp covers Asheville employees who travel outside the US for work. Good news: The general rule is YES.


In most cases, injuries or diseases that happen while traveling in another country for work are covered—as long as the travel is part of your job. Oxner + Permar is currently helping an Asheville resident with this very issue. Our client got very sick while on a work trip to a foreign country and had to seek medical attention before returning home. We’re working to get the claim covered under the Workers’ Compensation Act.


We know the law, and we know how to negotiate with insurance companies. Our record proves our ability to win your case. With more than $275m in workman’s comp awards and settlements, the Oxner + Permar team takes outstanding care of our clients. That’s why we do what we do: we believe it’s worth fighting for your rights, and so should you. We don’t give up and we don’t back down—because we know how important it is to receive compensation for work-related injuries and illnesses on the job…even when they occur away from home.