Safety and OSHA News

No workers’ comp benefits for employee injured in car crash

Employees injured in vehicle crashes on their way to or from their job usually don’t receive workers’ comp benefits for their injuries. Courts have recognized exceptions – but not in this case where an employee gave a co-worker a ride.  [Read more…]

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Employee in uniform assaulted before work: Can she get workers’ comp?

Did a court find this case to be one of the exceptions to the “going and coming rule” that usually prohibits payment for injuries suffered by an employee on their way to or from work?  [Read more…]

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Struck by car on public street: Can she get workers’ comp?

An employee was leaving for the day and crossed a public street from her employer’s building to a parking lot provided for workers. She was struck by a car on the street. Can she get workers’ comp?  [Read more…]

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Was he a traveling employee? Answer will determine comp eligibility

An employee reported each morning to his employer’s central office. From there, he spent most of the rest of his workday going from one customer location to another. One morning, he crashed a company vehicle on his way to the office. Will he get workers’ comp benefits?  [Read more…]

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Injured while going to get mail: Does he get workers’ comp?

A paid firefighter was traveling between a physical therapy appointment and a fire station to pick up his work mail when he was injured. Is he eligible for workers’ comp benefits? [Read more…]

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He swapped shifts and was injured on way to job: Does he get workers’ comp?

The coming and going rule prohibits collection of workers’ comp benefits when employees are injured on their commutes. However, there are exceptions. How might a shift swap enter into the equation? [Read more…]

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Injured when he went home to change his tie: Does he get comp?

An employee was injured while driving to work. Normally, that wouldn’t be covered under workers’ compensation because of the “going and coming” rule. But this worker had not one but three possible reasons why that didn’t apply in his case. [Read more…]

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