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2nd DCA Revives Civilian's Comp Claim for Injuries from Crash at Military Base

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 | 0

The 2nd District Court of Appeal on Tuesday reversed a Workers' Compensation Appeals Board's ruling that the coming and going rule barred a claim by a civilian worker who crashed his personal vehicle one mile after entering the gates of Edwards Air Force Base, finding that the accident was within the course of his employment. Once Craig Schultz passed the secured guard gate to enter the base, the court said, he was on his employer's premises and thus, within the course of his employment. Accordingly, the court annulled the decision of the Workers’ Compensation Appe...

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