The Weinstein Law Group can explain your legal options if you get injured on your way to work. Contact us today to have a skilled New York workers’ compensation lawyer review your case and explain your benefits. In the meantime, we’ve included answers to some of the most common questions we receive about getting hurt on your way to work.

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What is workers’ comp?

Workers’ compensation refers to a no-fault system where you can get replacement wages and medical care. You may apply for workers’ comp if you get hurt at work, but it isn’t necessarily an option if you are hurt while going to your job.

Is workers’ compensation available if I’m injured on the way to work?

New York’s going-and-coming rule makes workers’ compensation available under several circumstances, including:

  • You are injured while traveling to or from work in a car provided by your employer
  • You are injured on your way to work while performing a task within your scope of employment

You may receive compensation for an injury you suffered while traveling by car, foot, or public transport.

Do I qualify for workers’ comp if I work part-time at home and suffer an injury between my house and place of employment?

Whether you qualify for benefits depends on where your injury happened, how it happened, and other factors. A workers’ comp lawyer can examine your case and help you figure out if you’re eligible for benefits.

What should I do if I’m injured on my way to work?

As soon as an injury happens, get medical care. Call 911 or go to a hospital for immediate treatment.

Next, submit a written notice to your employer about your injury. You have up to 30 days from the date of your injury to do so. If you do not file a claim, you may be solely responsible for your injury-related losses.

From here, an investigation will be performed to understand how and why your injury happened. The investigation may determine if you get benefits.

Will I continue to get paid if I miss work due to an injury I suffered on the way to work?

This depends on where your injury happened and other factors. If your injury is covered by your employer’s workers’ comp coverage, you may receive money for your lost wages and medical bills.

We can help you file a workers’ compensation claim if you’re hurt on your way to work

New York workers’ compensation law is extremely complicated and requires experienced guidance from a legal professional to interpret the validity of your claim for getting injured on your way to work. Schedule a free consultation with a workers’ comp lawyer from The Weinstein Law Group to learn more. Use our contact form online or call us at (212) 741-3800.