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Do Off-the-Clock Work Related Injuries Qualify for Workers’ Compensation?

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Do Off-the-Clock Work Related Injuries Qualify for Workers’ Compensation?

Find out how your work-related injury can qualify for workers’ compensation benefits even when you’re off-the-clock.

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The whole idea behind workers’ compensation is pretty simple. Employees injured on the job are entitled to compensation for their medical bills, medications, out-of-pocket expenses, and part of their lost wages.

The fight starts when an injured worker is denied coverage by the employer or the workers’ comp insurance company on the basis that the injury didn’t happen during business hours, or within the scope of the worker’s job duties.

Federal regulations define being on the job as“portal to portal” meaning when the employee arrives at work and leaves each day, but that definition is subject to interpretation.

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