What happens if I was injured while working from home?

Quick answer

You may still have a workers compensation claim if you were injured while working from home.

In depth answer

The increase in remote workers has affected almost every aspect of traditional employment, and led to an inevitable question: who is liable for a work-related injury that happens at home?

Regardless of where you were performing your duties, your employer is still responsible for your health and safety.

You may have a workers compensation claim if:

  • Your illness or injury arose out of (or in the course of) your employment; or
  • Your illness or injury occurred while performing an activity incidental to your employment; and
  • Your employer gave you permission (whether explicit or implicit) to work from home.

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