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Does workers’ comp cover employees working from home? The short answer is: Sometimes. (Illustration: nathings/Adobe Stock) Does workers’ comp cover employees working from home? The short answer is: Sometimes. (Illustration: nathings/Adobe Stock)

The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed the way millions of people work. Even though vaccines are being administered and extra precautions are being made to keep businesses open and safe, the work-from-home trend is unlikely to end. In fact, Upwork estimates that 22% of the workforce (36.2 million Americans) will work remotely by 2025.

This begs the question: What happens if an employee working remotely suffers an injury? Are employees still covered under workers’ comp insurance? While the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly altered everyday life, remote work is not a new concept.

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