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Work Break And Journey Claims

Am I entitled to workers compensation if I am injured whilst on a break?

If a worker sustains an injury on an authorised break such as a lunch break they will still be covered for workers compensation.

Am I entitled to workers compensation if injured on my way to or from work?

A worker is only entitled to claim workers compensation for injuries sustained on a journey if there is a real and substantial connection to employment.  

Workers injured on their way to work may be able to pursue a claim under motor accident insurance if involved in motor vehicle accident or under a public liability claim depending on how the accident occurred.

The requirement for injuries to have a real and substantial connection to employment doesn’t apply to police officers, paramedics, firefighters or volunteer firefighters or emergency and rescue volunteers.