Can I Collect Workers’ Compensation Benefits If I Wasn’t Actually Injured At My Workplace?
If you sustained a job-related injury, it doesn’t matter where it occurred. Below is a list of examples for workers’ compensation claims that do not occur on the worksite.
- Injury during business travel
- Injury during work-related errand
- Injury during work-related social event
Under workers’ compensation, employees are entitled to benefits even when the work-related injury is caused by their own carelessness, that of another employee, or the employer. Employees may, however, be disqualified if the injury was caused by the person’s own violence, such as starting a fight or committing a serious crime.
If an employer retaliates against an employee for filing a Florida workers’ compensation claim, then the employer can be held liable. Contact the Law Office of David Benenfeld for a FREE consultation with a skilled Broward County workers’ compensation attorney at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″].