Bark v. Sooner Steel, LLC

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court reversed the Workers’ Compensation Judge’s ruling that Claimant’s injuries were not compensable. Claimant filed a petition seeking total disability benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Act for injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle accident (MVA) when Claimant was going home from Employer’s job site. The WCJ found that Claimant’s injuries were not compensable because Claimant was not in the course of his employment at the time of the MVA. The Commonwealth Court reversed and held that the employment contract exception to the “going and coming rule” applied to Claimant’s circumstances.

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