course of employment

course of employment
These words as applied to compensation for injuries within the purview of worker's compensation acts, refer to the time, place, and circumstances under which the accident takes place. A worker is in course of employment when, within time covered by employment, he is doing something which he might reasonably do while so employed at proper place. Generally, in order that an injury may arise out of and in the course of employment, it must be received while the worker is doing the duty he is employed to perform and also as a natural incident of the work flowing therefrom as a natural consequence and directly connected therewith.
The expression "in the course of his employment," in the rule that an employer is liable for the torts of an employee done in the course of employment, means while engaged in the service of the employer while engaged generally in the employer's work, as distinguished from acts done when the employee steps outside of employment to do an act for himself or herself not connected with the employer's business.
The test as to whether an injury has arisen out of the "course of employment" is whether there is a causal connection between the duties of employment and the injury suffered. Tri-State Commodities, Inc. v. Stewart, Colo. App., 689 P.2d 712, 713.
State statutes and decisions differ as to the types and scope of activities which fall within "course of employment".
See also arising out of and in the course of employment

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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