Arizona Court Rules No Coverage for Worker Hurt in Crash After Business Errand

July 30, 2015

An Arizona court ruling says an employee hurt in an auto accident isn’t entitled to workers’ compensation for her injuries though she had just made a business errand to finish her work day.

The employee deviated from her normal commute home to swing by another location of her employer to drop off a manual. She then got into an accident a few minutes later.

She applied for workers’ compensation coverage for her injuries which she said were incurred on the job.

However, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that she wasn’t eligible because she had finished her work day and was headed home.

The ruling said the trip began as a business errand but had become personal in nature by the time the accident occurred.

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