WORKERS’ COMPENSATION/EMPLOYMENT REQUIRING TRAVEL

If an employee is required to travel and is involved in the performance of reasonable services of the employer at an appropriate time and place, an injury that occurs will be considered to be in the course of the employment. However, when for instance a traveling salesman is not driving to or returning from a sales call but merely driving to work at the time of the accident, his injury does not occur in the course of his employment. Normal activity of a traveling employee while away from home are considered to be in the course of employment. A traveling employee remains in the scope of his employment while traveling from the employment premises on a direct route to that employee’s residence.