Work related injuries in Pennsylvania are compensable under the Pennsylvania Workers compensation Act to the extent the injury was sustained while the employee is actually engaged in the furtherance of the business or affairs of the employer. This holds true whether the injury occurs upon the employer’s premises or elsewhere. Work-related injuries include all injuries caused by the condition of the premises or by the operation of the employer’s business or affairs upon the premises.
If the nature of one’s employment requires the employee to travel and that employee is injured while travelling, the question comes down to whether the employee was acting in furtherance of the business or affairs of the employer. The courts consider nature of the employment each case is viewed on the specific facts. A traveling employee is entitled to a broader definition of “course of employment”. A traveling employee who is injured during an authorized break is presumed to be engaged in furtherance of employer’s business or affairs.
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