Q Am I eligible for workers’ compensation if I am working from home?
From a business point-of-view, having employees work from home is the way to go. If companies use less office space, it means that they’ll cut their real estate and insurance costs. Also, according to a study by Microsoft, many workers consider themselves more productive when they’re working away from the office. As a worker, you should know that if you are injured while working away from the office, you may still be entitled to benefits.
In New Jersey, benefits are often still available for at-home workers if the accident or injury occurred during the course and because of employment. It doesn’t matter if the accident didn’t occur on your employer’s property. If you were injured while performing your employer’s work assignments, you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.
Insurance companies may argue that home environments should not be covered under New Jersey Workers' Compensation because your employer cannot supervise and control your actions there. If this happens, it is important to have an experienced Warren County Workers’ Compensation Attorney on your side. Manfred F. Ricciardelli Jr. has 20 years of experience protecting the rights of New Jersey workers. Call our office today at 973-285-1100 to set up a free consultation.