What Types Of Injuries Qualify For Workers Comp?
Workplace accidents are certainly a major cause of injuries on the job and qualify for a workers’ comp claim. However, there are other ways that a worker can suffer an injury on the job and qualify for a workers’ comp claim.
- Injuries from repeated tasks or overuse, such as chronic back problems from lifting heavy objects
- Development of an illness from exposure to dangerous conditions at work over a long period of time
- Injuries sustained while traveling away from your regular work location for a work-related function
Even if you were performing a task for your employer outside of your regular working hours, you may still be eligible to file a workers’ comp claim. Speaking with a workers’ compensation attorney will help you determine whether your injury qualifies for a claim through workers’ compensation insurance.