What If I Get Injured at a Company Outing or Team Building Event
Company outings and team-building exercises are becoming more and more common these days. Injuries are also becoming more common.
It doesn't take much to get injured at such an event either. You could trip over a log or hit a co-worker. What happens if that co-worker files for workers' compensation?
What if you have a need to file for workers' compensation? Is there a way to file for workers' comp if you are at one of these events? To put it simply, the answer to that question is yes.
You can file workers' comp for injuries you get during one of these events. Document all the information of the injury itself and how you came to get that injury.
Be prepared for the outing or exercise by making sure you get all the information you need. You don't want anyone to get hurt because you were not prepared for it.
Let's take a look at the common types of injuries, getting workers' comp, and proper preparation. Let's make your time filing that workers' comp a bit easier for you.
Most Common Types of Injuries
Team building events can be rife with risks when you take in the fact that you have many employees. There are common injuries you need to be prepared for during these outings.
Common injuries include falling objects, slipping, tripping, or even colliding with a co-worker. These injuries can all used as reasons for workers' compensation.
There are different kinds of risks involved with having the outing outside. You could trip on a rock or slip on a slippery slab of concrete.
If the team building is inside of a building, you could also collide into a co-worker. When the exercise is inside a building, there is less room for the company to work with.
Make sure you have proof before going to your employer about your injury. You don't want the employer or supervisor to prove that you may have gotten the injury elsewhere.
Getting Workers' Comp
Workers' comp will cover the injury if you are an active employee in the company. It will not cover injuries received by your family members.
Make sure they are well prepared for the outing as well if it is an outing where families can come as well. You don't want anyone else to get hurt while you are at the outing.
You want to make sure that you're prepared for the outing or team building event. Check the weather, find out how many people are going to the event, and make sure to have plenty of room.
You could also ask the director of the event or outing to mix things up when it comes to the activities. Find out what co-workers like and dislike so you can make sure everyone has fun.
No one needs to have any stress during an outing or building exercise. These events are for everyone to have fun and to get to know one another better.
Greenville, NC Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
I’m Brian Ricci, a workers’ compensation lawyer in Greenville, NC. If you or a loved one has sustained an injury at work, please call me at please call me at (252) 752-7785 or 800-387-6406 for free, friendly advice.
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