The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the workplace environment. Most workers are now working remotely, from home. In fact, the trend may continue post-pandemic too, with employees working from home a few days a week.
If employees are covered for working on the company premises, they should be covered if working remotely,if the injury or illness is related to work activities.
The important question is how employees can prove whether they were injured while performing duties within the scope of their employment, or when they were not working.
Answering the following questions can help to understand this further.
The burden of proof is on the employee. You need to prove the link between your injury and your work activities.
Since the workers’ compensation rules can be complex and even more so in the remote working scenario, it is a good idea to consult a workers’ compensation lawyer who can help you file your claim, prove that the injury was indeed work-related and get what you deserve.
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