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Q3 - Injured While Exiting Vehicle

Question:  In the morning, upon arrival to the company parking lot at the start of the day, an employee parks his truck. He loses his balance when a strong gust wind catches the door and as he falls toward the pavement, his leg gets twisted and stuck under his seat, halting his fall a few inches before touching the pavement. The employee’s doctor provides medical treatment for a knee injury. Is it recordable?

Answer: NO. The line where the commute ends is when the employee steps foot into the work establishment. Since the employee technically did not leave his vehicle, the commute had not ended and therefore it is not recordable.


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