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Are Company Retreats Covered by Workers Comp?

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Question: What is our worker’s comp exposure for an accident involving an employee who was injured while mountain-bike riding at a company-sponsored retreat?

Answer: Even if the retreat was for pleasure and attendance was voluntary, it is likely the injury will be considered work-related. You might want to check with your insurance agent for clarification of coverage under your policy.

This response is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice or a legal opinion, nor is this column a substitute for formal legal assistance. For help with particular legal needs, members are invited to consult with Brooke Duncan III of Adams and Reese LLP. Mr. Duncan can be reached at
504-585-0220 or by email at

Brooke Duncan

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