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Traveling employee injured driving home from work celebration: Workers’ comp?

A traveling sales representative was on his way home from a work celebration when he was injured in a car crash. Did a court rule he should receive workers’ comp benefits for his injuries?  [Read more…]

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Visiting nurse injured in car crash: Will she get workers’ comp?

Combine a somewhat flexible work schedule, parenting and traveling for work, and you get a case that has been reversed at every step through the workers’ comp and court systems in Ohio. Now the state’s supreme court has weighed in.

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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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Is a dancing injury covered by workers’ comp?

A hotel hired a company to do some work at its facility. While staying there, an employee of the company went to the hotel’s nightclub and was injured while dancing. Is the injury covered by workers’ comp? [Read more…]

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Drunk, injured on beach: Does workers’ comp cover that?

An insurance claims adjuster, traveling to assess hurricane damage, was found drunk and intoxicated on the beach. He says because he was a traveling employee, he deserves workers’ comp benefits for his injuries.

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Injured during car crash: Was he a ‘traveling employee?’

Normally, employees aren’t eligible for workers’ comp benefits if they’re injured in a car crash on the way to or from work. There are exceptions, including situations in which the injured person is considered a “traveling employee.” That’s the question in this case which was just taken up by a state supreme court. [Read more…]

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