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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Lunch time excursions injuries usually not compensable

A recent case illustrated that just because you are working does not mean all your time is covered for workers compensation purposes.  A nurse who provided home care for the employers clients,  was injured in a car accident when he went to the pharmacy to get the clients prescription filled and went to have lunch while the pharmacy filled the order.  The accident took place on the way back from lunch to the pharmacy.  The Court said that even though the claimant had discretion when to take lunch the location of the restaurant away from the pharmacy constituted a “personal frolic” and therefore the injury did not occur in the course of employment.    


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