Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Coming and Going to Work?
What happens if you sustain an injury coming from or going to work? Workman’s comp doesn’t cover any incidents that happen off your employer’s property—but it CAN cover injuries that occur when you are on the premises as you are going to or leaving work. This is called the “coming and going rule.” Walking into work from the parking lot or walking out of work to your car, for instance, are examples of typically acceptable cases for workers’ compensation benefits.
There is one thing to keep in mind, however. If your employer has a duty to transport employees or furnish transportation to employment, it is very possible that any injuries sustained during transportation can be covered—even if they occurred while going to and from work, outside of the typical coming and going rule.
Would you like to know more about your rights regarding workplace injuries? Contact Oxner + Permar, and we’ll put you in touch with a team who is knowledgeable and who cares deeply about helping you understand—and fight for—your rights. Whether or not you pursue a legal case, we will make sure you have the information you need to feel confident and move forward in a positive direction.
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