Workers’ Comp In-Cites
Welcome to the latest edition of Schaff & Young's Workers' Comp In-Cites. Designed to provide our clients with practical insight, Workers' Comp In-Cites outlines recent developments in Pennsylvania workers' compensation law and explains how those decisions impact our clients and their cases. Barbara Young, Michael Schaff and the other attorneys at Schaff & Young, P.C. are always available to discuss these cases – or any other questions or concerns you might have. Just give us a call at (215) 988-0090 or send an email to We look forward to hearing from you.

Traveling Employees Have a Presumption That They Have No Fixed Place of Employment

A claimant classified as a traveling employee is entitled to the presumption that he was working during the drive from his house to the employer’s facility, according to the Commonwealth Court in Holler v. Worker’s Compensation Appeal Board (Tri Wire Engineering Solutions, Inc.). Consequently, the worker is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits under the exception to the “coming and going rule” for workers with no fixed place of work.

September 2014 Edition
Volume IX
Number 9

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Terminated Worker Receives WC Benefits for Injury Suffered While Cleaning Out His Desk

That’s the decision in Marazas v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board (Vitas Healthcare Corporation), in which the Commonwealth Court ruled that a claimant who quits his job is still within the course and scope of his employment if he is injured (1) on the employer’s premises and, (2) furthering the employer’s interests when he is injured. In this case, the claimant was injured while performing the required task of cleaning out his truck when he was injured.