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Newbie to WComp Format Has Question
#1
I was injured (broken shoulder) walking into work for my shift.
Fell in the middle of the street directly across to the entrance of my workplace.

When I saw the orthopedic surgeon this past week, the finance person walked into the exam room and said "your work just called and this is not a Worker's Comp Claim. You are to put this through on your medical insurance".

Isn't this type of injury directly work-related seeing I would have never been downtown at 6 am on a blizzardy morning if it were not for my scheduled 6:30 am shift. Can anyone school me on this, please.
 
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#2
ordinary local commutes to & from work are excluded from coverage.
it's generally referred to as the "going and coming rule."
Reminder :
........Each state has their own comp system; POST YOUR STATE to get accurate information. Use the search feature to find information from similar questions.
THANKS FOR POSTING.
 
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1171 iss correct. Because you weren't actually on company property at the time of your fall, it is not considered a work comp injury. The only other option you have it to sue the city for the condition the road was in, but it's doubtful that you would get anywhere with that.

Angel ^j^


(02-14-2011, 08:21 PM)Writer111 Wrote: I was injured (broken shoulder) walking into work for my shift.
Fell in the middle of the street directly across to the entrance of my workplace.

When I saw the orthopedic surgeon this past week, the finance person walked into the exam room and said "your work just called and this is not a Worker's Comp Claim. You are to put this through on your medical insurance".

Isn't this type of injury directly work-related seeing I would have never been downtown at 6 am on a blizzardy morning if it were not for my scheduled 6:30 am shift. Can anyone school me on this, please.

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(02-15-2011, 12:35 AM)1171 Wrote: ordinary local commutes to & from work are excluded from coverage.
it's generally referred to as the "going and coming rule."

thank you for the information.
thank you for the information.
thank you for the information.
 
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