Course of Employment

by Kara Dolan-West | Dec 15, 2014 | Workers' Compensation

The “course of employment” component of a compensable claim tests workconnection in terms of time, place, and activity. As a general rule, an employee acts in the course of employment while performing obligations of the employment contract. However, employees need not have actually been performing their duties in order for their injuries to occur in the course of their employment. An employee who is pursuing his or her private or personal business, unconnected with the employment, is not acting within the course of employment.

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