Recent years have seen a rise in the number of jobs across several industries in which travel is an integral part of the profession. Event coordinators, consultants, engineers, and sales representatives are just a few occupations that involve regular travel.
Many people view business travel as a perk. You get to earn an income while exploring new places. Whether you travel nationally or internationally, you will have the opportunity to visit new and different places that may not have been within your reach if not for your job.
Although traveling for work can be exciting, there is always the possibility of becoming injured. Workers’ Compensation was designed to protect employees who are injured or become ill while on the job. But what if you are injured while traveling for business? Can you file a Delaware Workers’ Compensation claim? The answer depends on various factors.
Usually, if your injury occurred while participating in activities that are part of your job or you do something for the benefit of your employer, then your injury or illness is work-related, and you can receive benefits. If you are injured while commuting to or from work, you are generally not eligible for Workers’ Compensation. This is what is referred to as the “coming and going rule.” However, like most legal principles, there are exceptions to this rule.
The Delaware Workers’ Compensation lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC share this infographic that reviews exceptions to the “coming and going” rule in which employees are entitled to Workers’ Compensations benefits if injured while traveling for work.
If you suffered an injury while traveling for work or you believe your injury is an exception to the rule, you may be entitled Workers’ Compensation benefits. Our experienced Delaware Workers’ Compensation lawyers are dedicated to protecting your rights to compensation. We will review your case and specific situation and explain your legal options. Call us at 302-888-1221 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our reputable attorneys.