Injuries Arising Out Of and In the Course of Employment
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“Arising out of employment” means that the claimant must have been performing an obligation or condition of his/her employment that exposed him/her to the danger causing the injury. If one falls as a result of a previous medical condition which is not related to a danger of the job, it probably will not be considered to have arisen out of the employment.
“In the course of employment” deals with the time and place that the injury occurred. If an injury occurs on the employer’s premises, such as in the parking lot or in the lobby of a building within a reasonable time before or after working hours, then workers’ compensation is likely to be accepted. Under the “personal comfort doctrine” an injury is in the course of employment, for example, when going on a coffee break, going to the restroom, etc.
Washington DC Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Attorney Eric May handles workers’ compensation and personal injury cases in Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Contact his Washington D.C. office today to receive the best workers’ compensation and personal injury counsel and representation available.