Employee Dies in Car Crash: When Is Traveling to a Work Site Within the Scope of Employment?

As we’ve previously discussed in this blog, workers’ compensation claims rise and fall on whether an employee is acting within the scope of his or her employment. But what happens when an employee is traveling? A recent decision by the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania addresses the unfortunate circumstances of an employee who was killed in…


How to Lose Your Workers’ Compensation Benefits: A Cautionary Tale from a Worker Who Learned the Hard Way

We’ve all fantasized about telling a boss what they could do with their job following a perceived injustice at the workplace. Carlos Torijano decided to act. Perhaps the decision felt good at the moment, but it probably didn’t feel good last week. That’s when Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court found that Torijano, a plumber’s helper who was…