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Does workman's compensation cover injuries while commuting to work?

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2008-12-30 17:01:25

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Workman's comp will only cover you if you are on the clock. If your work demands that you have to be on call and wear and beeper and you were being called in to work, then you might have a chance for a case. If you were running an errand for the company on the clock, then you are covered. Coming to and going home, you are on your own. Sorry! ...but your employer does owe you safe ingress and egress, so if you're injured due to a fault in the premises of your work while entering or leaving, that's usually covered.

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