Can I Be Denied Coverage Because I Was Injured While Engaging in Recreational or Social Activities at Work?

by Kara Dolan-West | Sep 10, 2014 | General Information

In addition, since compensable injuries may also occur away from the workplace while workers are performing employment duties, injuries suffered during off-the-premises recreational and social activities can occur in the course of employment if the activity is regarded as having been incidental to the employment. Any recognition that employee participation in the event improves employment relationship and thereby promotes business-related benefits often creates the requisite “substantial connection” between the social or recreational activity and the employment.

If you were injured during a recreational work-related activity, please contact the Bainbridge Firm. You may be entilted to benefits for your injury.

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