Can Remote Employees Qualify for Workers Comp?By Kenton Koszdin on April 23, 2020 | In Blogs
With the sudden rise of people working from home regularly, you may start to wonder how this might affect you if a work-related injury occurs at home and you may need to file for worker’s compensation. Due to the global pandemic caused by COVID-19, a vast number of employees who were once exclusively working remote part-time or had never worked remotely before have been catapulted into becoming full-time remote workers. You’re not alone! This transition can come with its array of questions and confusion when ironing out your ‘new normal,’ and our attorneys at the Kenton Koszdin Law Office in Southern California are here to help.
Whether or not you would be covered as a remote employee for workers compensation is highly dependent on individual circumstances. A person who works full-time from home will likely not have the same considerations as someone whose remote work is a product of an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation request, or if the accommodation is merely for personal convenience. Several factors come into play when an experienced attorney, like those at the Kenton Koszdin Law Office, Social Security attorney in Van Nuys, analyzes the case, such as:
- Whether or not the home is deemed the primary worksite
- The nature of your remote worker status;
- ….is this an ADA accommodation?
- …is it an optional or earned work-perk?
- …or if your remote worker status had been put into effect in response to outside factors (such as a pandemic)?
- When, where, and how the injury occurred
- If you were injured inside or outside of your home
- If you were injured while ‘on the clock?’
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We can help you with your Worker’s Compensation questions. Please contact us at our Los Angeles County office today at 800.438.7734 for your initial free consultation, either in our office or in the comfort of your own home. The Kenton Koszdin LawOffice, Social Security attorney in Van Nuys, can help you.