Am I Covered by Workers’ Compensation, if I Am Hurt on the Way to Work?

Often people are injured on the way to work. They frequently ask whether their injury should is this covered under Pennsylvania workers’ compensation? The answer depends on the specific circumstances around your injury and your job. Normally, commutes or driving to work are not covered by PA workers’ comp. There are many exceptions to this general rule:

  1. Employees who are on 24 hour call.
  2. Employees who are on a special mission for the employer.
  3. Employees who are furthering the interests of the employer at the time of injury.
  4. Employees who have no fixed place of employment.
  5. The employment contract included transportation to and from work.
  6. The employer asks the employee to work at home.
  7. The employee is dispatched from home and keeps their work tools are there.

These types of claims are routinely denied by WC insurance companies. It is a good idea to contact an attorney to look at your specific facts to see if one of the above exceptions applies. Calhoon and Kaminsky P.C., can answer your questions and look into the specific facts of your injury to help you.

The law firm of Calhoon and Kaminsky P.C., represents injured workers disability throughout Pennsylvania, including but not limited to, Altoona, Harrisburg, Pottsville, Allentown, Reading, Bloomsburg, Easton, Bethlehem, Norristown, Bristol, Williamsport, State College, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Lancaster, Waynesboro, York and all cities in Bucks County, Chester County, Columbia County, Dauphin County, Delaware County, Lackawanna County, Lancaster County, Lebanon County, Lehigh County, Luzerne County, Lycoming County, Montgomery County, Monroe County, Montour County, Northampton County, Northumberland County, Philadelphia County, Pike County, Schuylkill County, Wyoming County and York County, PA. Our office is located at 2411 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA and we can arrange for meeting locations at law offices throughout the State.

Calhoon and Kaminsky P.C.
2411 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110