Workers compensation for remote employees

Workers comp for remote employees in Brisbane, Gold Coast and all QLD

Remote working is becoming more common all over the world following the pandemic. Despite not being in a standard workplace setting, you can still claim for workers compensation depending on the nature of the accident.  

A remote employee can suffer a number of common injuries. That is where health and safety measures, proper training and workers comp insurance are helpful. Employees working remotely deserve to have the same, safe work environment as those working from an office. 

Contact the experts at The Personal Injury Lawyers to help you with a workers compensation claim.

The advantages of remote working

As a remote worker, there are several significant advantages you might enjoy. These include:

  • Flexible work hours: many employees working from home enjoy flexible working hours. You decide when you work and when you don’t want to work. 

  • More control over your workstation setup: as a remote employee, you may have more control over your workstation setup. The freedom to source your own furniture, equipment and technology suitable for your position. 

  • Lower infection risk: during COVID 19, it is important to highlight that if an employee works remotely, they are at a lower risk of contracting the disease. If you work remotely, you can minimise your physical contact with other people.

Despite the advantages, you can still suffer a work related injury. Our lawyers specialising in workers compensation might be able to help you with a claim. Contact us to confirm or you can use our 30 second claim checker.

Common remote working injuries

If you work from home, you need to consider implementing preventative measures in your work space that can help keep you safe. However, employers still have a duty of care to minimise your risks of an accident. Unfortunately, even if you take all the proper precautions, you can still get hurt. There are a number of serious injuries you might suffer while working from home. 

Here are some of the most common examples:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • A herniated disc
  • Eye injuries
  • Injuries from a falling object

These are the most common injuries you may suffer while working from home. Despite working remotely, your employer still has a duty of care to ensure they do what is ‘reasonably practicable’ to ensure your health and safety. That means if you have suffered an injury while working remotely, you could be entitled to compensation. Contact us for a free claims assessment.

What to do after your accident?

If you have been injured while working remotely, there are a few important steps you need to take. These include:

Report your injury

The first thing you need to do is report your injury. This is an important part of your employment and affects the success of your claim. 

Seek medical care 

The next thing you need to do is seek medical care for your injury. No matter how minor you think your injury might be. If you delay medical care, your injury could get worse and you may develop lifelong complications. 

Seek workers compensation for remote workers

If you have been hurt in the course of your employment, you should reach out to our seasoned team of Personal Injury Lawyers. We can confirm whether you have grounds for a compensation claim. A settlement can help with your recovery.

How can a lawyer help with workers compensation benefits?

Our experienced lawyers review the circumstances of your accident to help you seek remote injury workers comp. They assess and investigate the following:

  •  The circumstances surrounding the accident
  •  Investigate the scope of your employment
  •  Review your medical records
  • Witness statements 
  • Your employers negligence 

Depending on the severity of your injuries, you could be entitled to compensation that covers current and future expenses. 

Compensation claims have strict time limits, so it’s better to promptly contact our professional team to see if they can help you!

Work with The Personal Injury Lawyers

If you are looking for someone who can help you through this process, you won’t find better than our team of experienced Personal Injury Lawyers. 

Our thousands of reviews confirm our dedication to every claim. Whether you have endured a minor fracture or suffering with more serious injuries, our lawyers will fight on your behalf for financial support. 

Contact us today for a free, no obligation case review or use our 30 second compensation claim checker.

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