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Drinking on the Job with Benefits

On Behalf of | May 30, 2022 | Workers' Compensation

A roofer, who has been drinking beer and falls off the roof, may still be covered by industrial insurance.

If a worker’s claim is denied because the worker was drinking alcohol on the job, the worker should contact a Labor and Industries attorney because drinking on the job does not automatically disqualify a worker from benefits.

See Gomez v. Dept. of Labor & Indus. 13 Wn. App.2d 644 (2020).