Am I Eligible for Workers’ Comp While Working From Home?

COVID-19 has transformed the way that businesses function, with many employees now working from home. Because a stroll to the home office has replaced a morning commute, it can be difficult to separate work from play – and to maintain a healthy balance while working remotely.

But if you are injured during work hours, even if yours are not the typical 9 to 5, you may be eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits. Trust Hoffman Law Firm to handle your Workers’ Compensation claim, and to help ensure a safe work environment moving forward.

Workers’ Compensation Coverage For Remote Workers

To determine Workers’ Compensation (also known as workers’ comp or workman’s comp) eligibility for remote workers, we need to know the following:

  • Was your employer benefiting from your actions when the injury occurred? 
  • Were you required to participate in the activity that caused your work-related injury?
  • Did your employer authorize the off-site activity in advance?

Needless to say, securing Workers’ Comp for remote workers can be much more complex. The biggest hurdle is proving that your injury is job-related and occurred while you were working from home – and not while you were mowing the grass or playing ball with the kids.

That’s why it’s crucial to have an experienced South Carolina attorney on your side. Here at Hoffman Law Firm, our team knows the ins and outs of Workers’ Compensation insurance, SC law and can offer helpful legal advice to remote employees. Our Charleston law firm can also get you the medical care you need, whether your injury is the result of repetitive motion (example: carpal tunnel, tendonitis, etc) or an accident.

Getting the Benefits You Deserve

Because Workers’ Comp is a no-fault system, it doesn’t matter if your injury occurred in your home office or on official work premises – as long as you were hurt during the course of employment. This is good news for injured employees working remotely in the Charleston area! 

Hoffman Law Firm will fight to prove that your injury is indeed work-related, and to ensure you receive Workers’ Compensation from your at-home injury. Contact our experienced South Carolina attorneys today to schedule your free consultation!

Get a Free Consultation