SHINE A LIGHT ON THE LAW: EMPLOYEE INJURIES WHILST WORKING FROM HOME

Covid-19 has seen more employees than ever working from home. Importantly, employers still have a duty of care when it comes to workers undertaking their tasks from home. If an employee is injured whilst working from home they may still be entitled to compensation through no-fault insurance scheme like WorkCover. The legal threshold is that they must show the injury occurred in the course of their employment.  In one case an employee working from home tripped down her stairs whilst retrieving cough medicine from an upstairs bathroom and she was found to be injured during the course of her employment.  More information can be found HERE - Leah Hickey, Legal Practice Manager/ Special Counsel Ballarat.