In order to receive workers’ compensation, the injury must have occurred during the course and scope of employment. It is not necessary that you were on company property at the time of the injury. So it’s possible to be injured off company property and still collect workers’ compensation.
For example, if you are a delivery driver and you get into a car accident, that injury will be covered under workers’ compensation because it was during the course and scope of your employment.
However, you may not be covered under workers’ compensation if are injured while going or coming from work. This is one exception which would apply to workers’ compensation claims.
In rare instances, you may be covered under this situation if for example, you drove a company vehicle home and it was necessary for your work. However, these situations are fact specific and depend on the circumstances surrounding this scenario. We have experience reviewing these types of situations and can help you figure it out.
If you were injured off company property, we can help you determine if your injury is covered by workers’ compensation. Call Gariepy Law Offices at 208-733-4787 for assistance. We have offices conveniently located in Twin Falls, Burley and Ketchum.