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Accident Enroute to Post Office Compensable Even if Claimant Enjoyed Taking a Walk

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Thursday, December 31, 2015 | 565 | 0 | 0 min read

The Oregon Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled that an elderly clerical worker was entitled to benefits for her injuries from being struck by a car while walking to the post office. Even though Florence M. Norwood was known to enjoy walks, and she had presumably offered to deliver the letter so she could get out of the office for a stroll, the court said this did not change the fact that her employer benefited from her actions. "That claimant derived recreational enjoyment from performing a work task and volunteered to perform it does not mean that the task lost its significance as...

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