Many workplaces throw holiday parties to offer employees a perk at the end of the year. But sometimes the combination of social time and the presence of alcohol can lead to injuries.
Have you sustained a holiday party injury? Read on to learn if you are eligible for workers’ comp.
Common Injuries During a Holiday Party
Alcoholic beverages, trip hazards and other factors at holiday parties can lead to injury. Common injuries that occur at holiday parties include:
- Sprains or strains
- Broken bones
Can You File for Workers’ Comp When You Get Injured at a Holiday Party?
The answer depends on the circumstances of your injuries. In some cases, you may be covered. The following questions will impact your workers’ comp eligibility for an injury at a holiday party:
- Was the party held at your workplace? If you were at work when the injury took place, the odds are increased that it will be covered under workers’ compensation.
- Were you required to attend the event? Your employer may be liable for workers’ compensation benefits if attendance at the party was mandatory.
- Where did the injury occur at the party? Were you in the middle of the party or away from the event space when the injury occurred?
- Was the party held to attract new clients? If your employer held the party to draw new people to your business, then you were working within your capacity for the company and you may be eligible to file a claim.
If your injury arose from circumstances related to your employment, your chance of receiving workers’ compensation increases. If the get-together was unrelated to work and not required by the company, a workers’ comp claim may be more difficult.
Frommer D’Amico Can Help You Determine Your Workers’ Compensation Eligibility
You need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to guide you through the process. The attorneys at Frommer D’Amico can help you with this fight.
We only take workers’ compensation cases, and never represent employers. We charge low fees and can come to you. Contact us today to set up a free initial consultation by reaching out online or calling 717-400-1000.