Sigman Janssen Legal Blog

What’s considered an on-the-job injury?

May 02, 2018

Any injury or illness that occurs at an employee’s workplace and during his or her normal working hours is generally covered under workers’ compensation laws. Other cases that may be covered can include:

  • Lunch breaks
    Workers’ compensation laws may apply during your lunch break if your accident or illness occurs in a workplace cafeteria or on company premises.
  • Company events
    If you’re hurt during a company sponsored event, such as a party, recreational activity, or training seminar, you may still be covered under workers’ compensation laws.
  • Work-related travel
    Injuries suffered during your commute to work usually aren’t covered by workers’ compensation laws—however, if your job requires you to travel for business and you get hurt, you can receive benefits.

The Appleton workers’ compensation lawyers at Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Burkham are familiar with these laws, and we can help you determine if you’re eligible to receive benefits for your work-related injury.