If you are injured on your commute to or from work, your injury probably isn't covered by workers' compensation. However, there are many times when injuries during travel are covered. For example, if you are traveling for work, but not to your fixed work site (on a business trip, for example), then your injuries will probably be covered. If you are a traveling salesperson with no regular work site, then injuries you sustain while driving to meet with a customer will probably be covered. Or, if you are injured during your regular commute but are driving a company vehicle, then your injuries will probably be covered.
Melissa Kim (@Melissa_Kim) of BASH Events, a boutique event coordination and management company, missed our deadline for Best Practical Jokes contest, but she wanted to share this prank with us. She says:
I injured my tailbone over a weekend and returned to work Monday morning at McNeil Wilson Communications with a donut cushion for my office chair to help alleviate the pain, much to the amusement of my colleagues. I stepped out for a meeting at some point during the day and came back to find my donut missing from my chair. After searching around the office for it (and my colleagues, of course, claiming they had no idea what could have possibly happened to it), I returned to my desk, only to find my donut had found its way back to my chair and a Powerpoint presentation greeting me on my computer monitor. (Some photos from the presentation are below.)
My co-workers thought it would be a fun idea to not only place my donut in various places around the office, but to show it off as the newest hire
Do you have an office prank or practical joke planned for April Fool’s Day?
Photos: Courtesy Melissa Kim
Many companies sponsor special events like parties, picnics, or baseball games -- and injuries sustained at these events are usually covered by workers' compensation. For example, let's say Don drinks too much wine at the company anniversary party and decides to twirl his coworker Angie above his head while they are dancing. Unfortunately, he drops Angie, and they both fall. Angie breaks her arm, and Don suffers a severely strained neck. Both injuries are probably covered by workers' compensation.
If you or someone you love has suffered one of these injuries or contracted an illness at their workplace, you need to contact a Colorado workers compensation attorney as soon as possible to get them the help they need filing a workers compensation claim. At the Denver Law Offices of Mary Jeffers, we believe that all workers deserve to heal from illness and injury without worrying about their claim, and our dedicated attorneys can make that happen.
Although I haven't actually tried it myself yet, one of the funniest prank ideas I ever heard of was to load someone's cubicle with those box foam peanut things and then seal it off with some type of plastic. Nice surprise for someone to come to work to.