Injury During Break

Breaking down every step of the Workers Compensation Process

What if I was hurt during my break?

Generally, injuries that occur during lunch breaks aren’t considered work-related. For example, you probably can’t claim workers’ comp for twisting your leg while going out to a coffee shop to get your breakfast. However, if you were picking up food for a work-related venue, that might be covered.

That said, if you were eating on the company’s premises and were injured in the cafeteria, the injury will often be considered work-related and be covered under workers’ compensation. However, if you were doing something that you weren’t allowed to do or was outside the normal activities on-premises, that you probably won’t be covered. For example, if you decided to do a half-hour workout routine during your break and fractured your wrist doing push-ups, you probably won’t be able to collect workers’ comp. 

Filing for Workers' Compensation

In 2017 alone, about $62 billion in workers’ compensation benefits were paid to injured workers and the survivors of workers killed while at work. To the uninitiated, workers’ compensation may seem like a complicated, difficult-to-understand topic. But in reality, it is a simple concept that is designed to protect employees in the event of an accident or injury on the job. Workers’ compensation is designed to protect employees in the event of an accident or injury on the job. It is also designed to provide financial relief for employees who are unable to work due to an injury.

Finding the best Workers' Compensation lawyer

It’s never easy finding a good personal injury lawyer for your case. You may be tempted to go with the first law firm you see or the first billboard you pass, but that might not be the best decision. There are many different factors that go into deciding who is the best in the specific area that you need. Some lawyers specialize in one area but aren’t as equipped to deal with another. Therefore, it is important to know what your case requires before you start looking.

The lawyer should be experienced, knowledgeable, and honest. You want someone who will be there for you every step of the way. Whichever online or offline source of knowledge you’re using to gather information about prospective lawyers, make sure that it’s trustworthy and reliable.

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How can help with your Workers' Compensation case

If you were injured at work, you have plenty of options to recover a fair compensation.  Bringing a lawyer onto your case can help you understand how much your case is worth and how to get the maximum compensation possible.  Please – don’t accept any insurance offers to settle until you take your case to an experienced workplace injury attorney.  Our lawyers have decades of experience handling workplace cases and they all offer free consultations on new cases. Call today for a free consultation.

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