Injury travelling to or from work
If a worker is injured on a journey between their home and place of employment, they may be entitled to compensation for their injuries.
This may include if a worker :
- is injured while on a journey between their home or workplace and a place of trade or training, which they were required to do as part of their work
- have an existing WorkCover claim, which required a worker to go from their home or workplace to a place for medical or rehabilitation treatment when they experienced an accident that caused further injury
- were travelling between employment with one employer and employment with another employer.
The Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 states that the worker needs to have started the journey without any significant delays or deviations. If an injury occurs within a worker’s home or the boundary of their home, a worker has not begun their journey and therefore will not be entitled to compensation.
- Last updated
- 14 June 2019