What Happens When You’re Injured While Working from Home?

As a salaried employee, you handle customer service complaints remotely. In fact, consumers might be surprised to learn that you’re not working from a cubicle in a big office building. Unfortunately, just like any other employee, you are at risk for injury while working from home. So, what happens? Are you entitled to workers’ compensation benefits? If your job requires you to perform some duties from home, you are not alone. According to the latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 24 percent of employees did at least some of their work from home in 2015. Companies such as Amazon, American Express, and Dell all offer remote positions. The concept of working from home is often referred to as telecommuting or teleworking. Some examples of professions that offer this type of work arrangement include the following: Inside and outside salespeople Customer service representatives Travel agents Technical help desks Website designers and creative personnel…

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