Since employees’ homes now double as office space in numbers never before seen, employers must grapple with how their Workers’ Compensation insurance may be impacted should an employee suffer an injury while working at home. Some of the most frequent remote work accidents involve slips, trips, and falls. Trips over electrical cords are some of the most frequent claims reported while tripping over pets also number among the most common claim causes. Whether these claims,
or other examples discussed below, are ultimately compensable as work-related accidents will be litigated in this burgeoning area of Workers’ Compensation Law.
In the meantime, this article provides some topics for consideration and suggestions for how to keep employees safe while working remotely.
Please note that the information contained in this posting is designed to provide general awareness in regard to the subject matter covered. It is not provided as legal, medical, or tax advice, nor is it intended to address all concerns in your workplace or for public health. No representation is made as to the sufficiency for your specific company’s needs. This post should be reviewed by your legal counsel or tax consultant before use.