Beyond the Office: Off-Site Work-related Injuries
Each occupation comes with a different set of expected job responsibilities. Some individuals are regularly required to work at a location other than the primary office or place of business. It can be difficult in these settings to determine whether an accident may qualify a worker to receive workers’ compensation benefits. There are many instances in which it may be possible for an injured worker to file a claim, but there are also more opportunities for the claim to be dismissed.
If you have been injured in the course of executing work-related tasks while away from your usual place of work then you would be well-served by speaking with a skilled and experienced attorney about your case. Contact the Fayetteville workers’ compensation lawyers of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC at 910-488-1600 to begin working to protect your rights.
The reason that the matter of filing a workers’ compensation claim for off-site injuries can be complicated is that benefits are only available to those who are performing occupational duties at the time of the harmful accident. Employers may attempt to call into question whether a worker’s actions fall under this category.
We can help you to avoid being wrongfully denied. Common circumstances in which someone may be hurt off-site include:
- Traffic accidents while making deliveries or engaged in driving other than the standard commute
- Construction jobsite accidents
- Slip and fall accidents on the site of extra-office work
- Dangerous, defective, or malfunctioning tools and equipment
If you have been injured in an off-site injury like these, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. However, without the assistance of a Fayetteville workers’ compensation attorney, they may be difficult to obtain.
We know how important it is for you and your family to receive the benefits that you are due swiftly. Contact the Fayetteville workers’ compensation lawyers of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC at 910-488-1600.