Fort Worth, TX asked in Workers' Compensation for Texas

Q: If a worker is injured while doing a job other than her regular job, but during work hours, will workers comp still pay?

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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • San Marcos, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: While you do not say whether you are furthering the affairs of your employer, you could proabably make the argument you were furthering their affairs just by being at work so you were available to them.

Also you do not sy whether you were at work? As long as you were not on a lunch break, off the premise, or working for another employer you should be on solid ground to get paid. There was a case a few years ago where an airline stewardess slipped and fell in a shower at a hotel while waiting for her next day's shift; her injuries were compensable. Your injuries should be also! Good luck. Roy Warren, Board Certified in Workers Compensation Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

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