In Matter of Borgeat v. C & A Bakery, the New York Appellate Division, Third Department upheld a finding that injuries caused by an accident involving an employee traveling home was compensable under Workers’ Compensation because the employee was performing a “special errand” for the employer.
The employee, who died in the accident, worked at a bakery. He was often asked to deliver cakes to a restaurant on his way home from work. After the accident, which took place only two blocks from the restaurant in question, a cake box was found in the car. This was sufficient to support a finding that the decedent’s death arose out of and in the course of his employment.
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