How injuries are connected to employment
Get Your Free Case Review
Home | Workers' Compensation | How injuries are connected to employment

How injuries are connected to employment

| Oct 4, 2016 | Workers' Compensation

For those seeking workers’ compensation payments, it is clear that the injury has to be connected to the employment in some fashion. In fact, employers will sometimes counter claims if they think a person was really injured at home and is only saying it happened at work to get this compensation. There are a few ways that employees can show that their injures wouldn’t have happened if not for their jobs.

Of course, the most common claim is that an injury happened at work. A construction worker could fall on the job site, for example, or a line worker could be injured by a machine in the warehouse.

Typically, injuries while driving to work or driving home from work won’t be covered, unless driving is part of your job — if you’re a truck driver, for example. If you’re involved in an accident and hurt on company property, though, you may be covered.

Injuries on company property could lead to compensation even if you’re not driving. For instance, if you slip and fall on an icy sidewalk while walking to the door to report for work, you could be compensated. You’re not technically doing your job yet, but the injury is still tied closely to your employment.

You can be compensated if you’ve left company property but are still doing your job. If your boss tells you to go pick up more supplies at the store, for instance, and you’re hurt in some way — perhaps in a traffic accident — it is still a work-related incident.

If you have been injured, it pays to know your right to compensation. This may cover medical costs, lost wages and more.

Source: Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Guide, “State of Wisconsin Division of Worker’s Compensation,” accessed Oct. 04, 2016



– Why Hire Nicolet Law? –

Get An Experienced Lawyer On Your Case

We’ve helped thousands of clients with a wide range of legal needs. Let us put the skills and experience we’ve gained along the way to work for you!

Get Our App!

Get our convenient, secure app to
send us legal documents and pay your bill. Available on the App Store and Google Play.

More Than

Million Recvered for our clients


Clients Helped

More Than

Years In business


Years of Combined Experience

What Our Clients Say About Us

powered by BirdEye

Awards & Recognition

Our peers and independent third-party organizations have recognized the hard work and dedication we put into every case. This has led to numerous awards and accolades.

From Our Blog

Road construction results in more dangerous roads

The summer season calls many people on to the streets. In addition to regular traffic, road tripping, family vacations, and...

Uninsured personal injury claims

Insurance is the safety-net that nearly anyone that becomes a victim of an accident needs to recover from the damages. The...

BSA Files for Bankruptcy Following Sex Abuse Scandal

Since its inception in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has become synonymous with American boyhood. In recent years,...

The Advantages of Hiring a Local Attorney

Who Needs an Attorney? Most people never think about needing an attorney. Nevertheless, situations will inevitably arise in...