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Blog Author Angelique Sanders

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Employers On The Hook For Worker's Injuries At Home

The Gold Coast Mail (Australia) reports that allowing workers to telecommute and work from home may be something that will need to change.  Injuries in the employee's home are being claimed as worker's comp injuries.  As an example, the article mentions a woman who fell down the stairs in her home twice, and has claimed worker's comp for the injuries.

The article reports that: Brett Wilson, of Robina's Aitken Wilson Lawyers, has noticed his employer's clients have begun insisting on clear conditions defining work places and hours for staff wanting to work from home.
"They're scared their employees will trip on the stairs and claim it was work-related," Mr Wilson said.

Read the entire article here.

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