Q: If a dog bit me while I was working in my office, can I file for workers' compensation?
A: the short answer is yes... if it wasn't your dog and you were acting within the scope of your employment when you were bit.
If you were playing or teasing with the dog, the answer might be otherwise.
A: YES... a dog bite while working is an industrial injury. Petsmart workers file these every day, of course. THE REAL question is...did you sustain a disabling injury? Most dog bites are not labor-disabling. so if you just washed it off and continued your work and didn't need treatment or xrays or time to heal, do you need to file? If you think you are going to get Carpal Tunnel from the impact, or if the skin was broken and there's an infection, you should file.
A: AOE/COE. “Arising out of and in the course of employment,” or caused by a worker’s job and occurring
while working. An injury or illness must be AOE/COE to be covered by workers’ compensation.
So the specific facts of your case will be important to determine liability on your case.
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