Telecommuting is a big thing, and more companies are offering this perk. Quite a few Maryland residents enjoy the privilege of being able to work from home the majority of the time. There has, however, been concern about certain benefits and whether they apply to telecommuters -- such as workers' compensation benefits. If you work from home and suffer an injury when having to leave your residence to go to a job site, can you utilize workers' comp benefits?
There has been some debate on this, but yes, as of a recent court ruling, Maryland residents who telecommute may be entitled to collect workers' compensation benefits. Whether you can apply for workers' comp benefits all comes down to the details in your case. It will be necessary for you to prove that the injury was, in fact, work-related. This may not prove an easy feat, however.
As with any workers' compensation case, after suffering your injury, you can help yourself and your chances of achieving workers' comp relief by seeking medical treatment as soon as possible and reporting the injury to your employer in a timely fashion. You will need to provide specific details about the injury, including how it happened, when it happened and the extent of your injuries. If any of the information you provide seems questionable, your claim may be denied.
A denied workers' compensation claim is not the end of the world. You may still seek relief; you just may need some help doing so. An experienced workers' comp attorney can review your case and help you appeal your denied claim -- if doing so is deemed appropriate. Legal counsel can also help telecommuters in Connecticut who have yet to file their injury claims do so correctly, and assist them in taking the steps necessary to seek fair and full compensation for their losses. To learn more about worker's comp benefits and how legal counsel can help you achieve maximum relief, please take a moment and visit our firm's website.