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The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson Advises on What Injuries Aren't Covered by Workers' Comp

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Updated 8:00 AM CDT, Thu, May 09,2019

Atlanta, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/09/2019 -- As one of Atlanta's most reputable worker's compensation lawyers, The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson works with hundreds of claimants every year, and has a superior knowledge of workman comp laws. While it's typically true that if someone suffers an injury in the workplace or while performing their duties, they may qualify for workers' compensation benefits; however, some work injuries are not covered by workers' comp insurance.

In accordance with the law, travel to and from a place of work is not considered within the scope of employment. If an individual suffers an injury in a car accident or on public transport during their commute to work, they won't be eligible for compensation. However, if an individual drives a company vehicle as part of their job and has no fixed worksite, then it's possible that they may be covered.

Also, when an employee leaves their workplace for lunch or a break, they leave the area of cover for workers' compensation. However, if they are running errands during their lunch break and sustain an injury, they are likely to still be under the protection of workers compensation insurance.

Any employee who is injured while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or deliberately messing around at work is likely to be exempt for coverage under workers' compensation insurance. The only exceptions to this would be if the accident simply couldn't be avoided and is not the fault of the employee in any way, shape, or form.

Finally, if an employee sustains an injury during a social event or a company outing, they may not be eligible for workers compensation insurance. This is unless their employer has made it mandatory for them to attend the event, in which case it's likely that they will be covered for injury.

For more information or to speak to a work injury lawyer in Atlanta from The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson's team call 404-692-6482 or visit today.

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The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson provide legal defense for individuals all throughout the greater Atlanta, Georgia area. He provides effective legal defense for individuals unjustly injured while at the workplace and gets them the compensation they need. Clients of Darwin F. Johnson don't pay unless he delivers compensation.

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