Case Conclusion Date: 09.16.2005
Practice Area: Workers compensation
Outcome: Electric worker's death found compensable under Washington's Industrial Insurance Act.
Description: Claimant drove his employer's service van to a garage for regular maintenance. After dropping off the van, he started for home on his bicycle. He was struck by a car and died from his injuries. Division I of the Washington Court of Appeals found that he was killed in the course of his employment as an electric worker, making his surviving spouse entitled to death benefits.