Worker injured on break entitled to workers comp benefits: Court

 Tuesday, January 10, 2012

 Business Insurance

A car salesperson injured while driving to retrieve spaghetti dinners on a break is entitled to workers compensation benefits, a New York appellate court ruled Thursday. The claimant in Richard Potter Jr. vs. Paolozzi Imports Inc. suffered an injury while driving his personal car after receiving a supervisor’s permission to leave work briefly. Mr. Potter was returning to his worksite after retrieving two spaghetti dinners when the accident occurred, court records show.
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