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Workers’ compensation still available for traveling employees

On Behalf of | Apr 14, 2017 | Workplace Injuries

What do a salesman, a truck driver and a consultant have in common? They all travel extensively for work. Whether on the road, in an airport or at a hotel, on-the-job injuries can happen and when they do, workers’ compensation may provide the financial support necessary during recovery.

Our firm can help determine whether a worker is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if that person is hurt on the job, whether in Ohio or out of state. Ohio has complex coverage laws and you may be able to recover for more injuries than you think. For example, a person could receive workers’ compensation for a substantial aggravation of a pre-existing injury or for a cumulative trauma that developed over time due to a repetitive motion.

Ohio’s “coming and going rule” may deny recovery to those who are injured while on the way to or from work. However, if travel is a large part of a particular job, it may be possible to receive compensation if, for example, a person is injured in a car accident or at an airport while traveling for work.

Traveling employees fall under the category of “high-risk occupations”- determining if you qualify for workers’ compensation as a traveling employee can be more complex than for non-high-risk employees.

The attorneys at Philip J. Fulton are prepared to take on the most difficult cases and ensure that your rights as an injured worker are defended. Our firm has knowledgeable, experienced attorneys throughout Ohio who have helped many get obtain the benefits to which they are entitled.

For more information on workers’ compensation for traveling employees, please visit our Traveling Employee Accidents page.