James Wright v. Asurion was an Orlando workers’ compensation case regarding a remote workplace accident.
The claimant worked from home and claimed to have had an accident while getting ready for work. They received medical care and later filed a petition for benefits. Their employer denied the claim saying that the accident did not occur in the course and scope of employment, it was untimely, and the claimant misrepresented themself.
On the day of the injury, the claimant did not log in to work, and they did not contact their supervisor until the following day. Therefore it was determined that they were not in the course and scope of their employment, and they did not provide timely notice.
The 440 Authority