Workers’ Compensation for Off-Site Injuries
There are many times when an individual’s job will require him or her to travel to a location other than the usual place of business. This might be to a jobsite, a client meeting, to a convention where he or she will be representing the company, or many other different work-related environments. When an employee sustains an injury during the course of conducting business related activities away from the office, it can be difficult to determine whether you may qualify to file a successful workers’ compensation claim.
The Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyers of the Law Office of Sam Scudder, have been serving injured North Carolina workers and their families for more than 15 years. Our skills and experience can help you to choose the best way to pursue the financial compensation that you are due for your injury. Contact us at (252) 222-0227 to speak directly with an attorney.
General Workers’ Comp Guidelines
One of the most valuable aspects of workers’ compensation law, in general, is that it grants an injured or sickened worker access to benefits for any accident in the workplace, regardless of fault. But when an accident occurs elsewhere, a workers’ compensation insurance company may try to deny your claim by making an assertion that it was during a non-work related activity. An attorney can help you to ensure that you have the strongest claim possible.
Examples of off-site injury circumstances that may be coverable include:
- Motor vehicle accidents when driving for work (excluding typical commute)
- Slip and fall accidents at site of work
- Defective or malfunctioning equipment
There are many other cases where you may be able to seek workers’ compensation benefits, but it is best to speak with an experienced North Carolina attorney about the specifics of your case. Contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyers of the Law Office of Sam Scudder, at (252) 222-0227.