Victor Rodriguez — Romero v. Priority Compactor

Client: Amtrust

Court: Division of Workers’ Compensation

Trial Attorney:  Claire Y. Ringel, Esq.

Brief Attorney:  Claire Y. Ringel, Esq.

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The worker was severely injured in a motor vehicle accident while bringing his work vehicle from his home to his place of employment before vacation. The case was denied as compensable based on the “going and coming” rule, that injuries prior to arriving at a workplace are generally non compensable.

Judge Del Valle-Koch conducted a bifurcated trial on the issue of compensability and, after the petitioner’s testimony and briefs, ruled in the respondent’s favor that the accident was non compensable.

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