Can I Get Workers Comp Benefits If I Wasn't at Work?

I had surgery for a back injury about 5 years ago. I was recently in a wreck while driving to an off-site work meeting and now it is flaring up. Is there any way for me to get workers comp?

Many people believe that they cannot file for workers' compensation benefits on a preexisting condition like your back injury. In reality, you may be entitled to compensation if your injury/surgical site was aggravated by a work-related task. Since you were in the wreck while driving to a work-related function, it would most likely be covered by workers' compensation. Be sure to notify your employer, set up a doctor's visit, and then call us for a free consultation at (217) 394-5885