What if I Was Not Working at the Time I Was Injured?

Kansas City Workers' Compensation Attorneys

Workers' compensation is designed to protect workers who suffer an on-the-job injury. However, 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, you m, in fact, t be covered. At the law firm of Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., our workers' compensation lawyers in Kansas City offer a free and confidential consultation to review your work accident and answer your questions.

Please call 816-307-0056 to talk with a 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 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 would 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).

More Information on When You Are Covered by Workers' Comp

To discuss whether your injury or illness was work-related, please call our Kansas City workers' compensation lawyers at 816-307-0056 or contact us online. Our firm represents injured workers in Missouri and Kansas.


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