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If you get hurt on a hoverboard in your office is your company financially responsible?

If you get hurt on a hoverboard is your company financially responsible?
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RaymundoFlex
Opinionated
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AE
the only thing more embarrassing than hurting yourself on your company hoverboard would be suing and holding them responsible
CoorsKing
WR Officer
+13
King of the Coors Knights
This is a random question lol.

I think it would depend on if it was their hoverboard and if they told you to use it?

If I eat taco bell and shit my pants at work they don't have to buy me new pants, but if I eat the company provided food and get sick then they in theory would be responsible. It also depends on your company handbook and what limitations of liability you agreed to.
funcoupons
WR Officer
+12
that's queen coups to u
Is your example from real world experience Meech?
CoorsKing
WR Officer
+13
King of the Coors Knights
I did actually get really bad food poisoning from the office food once, along with 50+ others. They fired that vendor, had pizza for the rest of the month, and I got to take a week off.ย 
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ColdCallFartBoy
Celebrated Contributor
+9
Business Development Representative
I would not be thrilled if my employee was goofing around on a hoverboard!
paddy
WR Officer
+11
Account Executive
Just looking at the results of this poll, it's clear nobody here possesses a law degree.
Incognito
WR Officer
+11
Master of Disaster
I hadn't commented yet. Had shit to close.ย 
Hotlead
Politicker
+7
Producer
All I do is sell commercial insurance for workers' compensation, this would be a work comp claim yes if you not really hurt I wouldn't file a claim bc your CEO will be pissed, especially if you're in California.

Your company is financially responsible? Yes
Should you do anything if you arent actually hurt? No
ChicagoCloser1717
Politicker
+7
Account Manager
I was known at my old job as hoverboard guy. The company was afraid I wuld injure myself. I told them they wuldnt be responsible but my cowardly former manager still demanded I stop riding.
sneakysnek
Politicker
+8
KCSM
Surprised by the yes's - should I be holding my company responsible for that time I got hit in the back of the head with a basketball while on a call?

Startup culture is wild.
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
+10
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Did they give it to you as a means of transportation, as issued by the company? If the answer is no, then you haven't a snowball's chance in hell getting a dime from the company.
DeskPhoneDestroyer
Catalyst
+5
Team Lead
They are just scattered around the office so the people can rip them during the day. Some people suck though and scorpion right next to the windowsill.
Incognito
WR Officer
+11
Master of Disaster
ok, see my comment (which I apologize, I didn't read the other comments first).ย 

Yeah, if they provided them, then their workers comp policy would respond.

What state is it?
Incognito
WR Officer
+11
Master of Disaster
*puts on her risk manager hat*

You're literally giving no context, so it's impossible to say.

Are hoverboards approved for use in the office? General "roughhousing" will void any workers comp coverage, even if you're on the clock in front of your manager who is cheering you on. If they are approved for use and it's on company property, and you're doing it for work related activities, then yes the company's workers compensation policy would respond.

If you are in an action over state (like NY), you can not only collect from your employer's workers comp policy, but if there are "unsafe working conditions" - you can sue the building owner as well and collect twice. This is assuming that using a hoverboard isn't excluded in the policy and is permitted for work purposes.ย 

If you company has no workers comp and hoverboards are approved, sue the shit out of them and everyone else.ย 

Anyone else want to know what to do to collect the maximum amount from a workers comp claim?
Hotlead
Politicker
+7
Producer
Lol you are the exact reason I have a job..ย 
Incognito
WR Officer
+11
Master of Disaster
Care to elaborateโ€ฆโ€ฆโ€ฆ?
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GDO
Politicker
+7
BDM
Well if it happens during office hours in the office, they re problably responsible. Atleast that s how it works in Belgium. Even if youโ€™re the one stupid enough to fall and make bad decisions.ย 
hurtscuzimold
Opinionated
+5
Dude abiding
Actually depends why tf you were on a hover board. I got hurt outside the office on an e scooter and had to just suck it up. Blood and all dripping from my chin had to take my spot and start dialing. Good times.
slaydie
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
ohhh boyyy, guessing you got hurt on your hoverboard hahaha
Jackywaky
Arsonist
+9
Senior AM
this is super situational haha but I think the most accurate fact is whatย @RaymundoFlexย  said xD

Socialatte
Good Citizen
Spray N' Pray
Your company is liable, although you probably shouldn't file a claim against them in most scenarios for obvious reasons.
NoSuperhero
Politicker
+7
BDR
I want to say, emotionally: NO
Legally: Yes, and you gotta go to worker's comp. Idiot.
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
Hahaha no, why would they?ย 
neversettle
Politicker
+6
SDR
I'm just here for the story!
girheakinna
Politicker
+5
da best SDR
I remember having this question in business law class. What happens if you and your coworkers are out after work at a bar and then you end up like shooting a clientโ€ฆ..who is responsible๐Ÿคฃ
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