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Workers’ compensation guidance for remote employees

| Jul 24, 2020 | Workers' Compensation |

Starting in the early months of 2020, many employees in the Covington, Louisiana, region began to work from home. Remote work opportunities come with many benefits. For example, remote employees have a certain amount of freedom. They can wear what they want and avoid the hassle of dealing with traffic.

Remote work also poses a lesser risk of suffering a catastrophic workplace injury. However, this does not mean that workers will never suffer a work-related injury. From ergonomic conditions to slips and falls while performing their duties, home-based employees still face a degree of risk. As such, they want to know they can count on workers’ compensation if the need for benefits should arise.

Our lawyers want you to know that you have the right to pursue workers’ compensation benefits when your injuries occur in a home-working environment. If you are an employee and your injury occurred while you were working, you may file a claim. At the same time, we would be remiss if we did not warn you that it might be harder to prove your injury is work-related.

We encourage home-based workers to find experienced legal guidance when filing a claim or appealing a denied claim. Just because you do not go to a separate work setting to perform your duties, you still have rights as an employee. It may also help you to understand that it is often difficult for employers to disprove a benefits claim. This means that your chances of having your claim approved are probably better than you may think.

Please, continue reviewing the information contained in our blog and on our website for more about workers’ compensation in Louisiana.