You Do Not Have to be Injured on Your Empolyer's Premises to be Eligible for Workers' Comp

Greg Boles
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People often ask me if you have to be on the employer's premises when the injury occurred to receive workers' compensation benefits, and the answer is no.  As long as you are furthering the interests of your employer at the time that the injury occurs, you're entitled to receive benefits.  For example, if you're running a special errand for your employer, of if you're injured at a company picnic, you may well be entitled to benefits.

For more detailed answers to your questions, consult the Frequently Asked Questions bar to the left or download a copy of The Consumer’s Guide to Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation. For the definitive guide to making your way through the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation system, order a free paper copy of The Wounded Worker: Inside the Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp Maze by calling 877-959-1811 or download a free e-copy.