If I injured myself practicing for a company tourament, is this injury considered to have been incurred on company time?.

About 4 months ago, I tore my Achilies tendon and been out sick since then. However, the thing about this is tht it was a company basketball tournament and I tore it when I was practicing for the tournament. My company said because this happened off of company time, I have to use all my sick time. I was wondering is there anything I could do?

Asked on January 11, 2013 under Employment Labor Law, California


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Have you filed a claim for Worker's Compensation?  It may be a tricky thing here but it may work.  If you are a covered employee - entitled to workers compensation coverage - then if you were with your other employees practicing for a company sponsored event coverage may extend to you.  The facts of the matter will govern.  If you had been injured at a company sponsored event then it would almost certainly be a slam dunk.  Practicing may have to draw from the facts.  I would also file for disability.  Good luck.

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