Injury While Eating On The Job

The rule governing injury while eating on the job is straightforward and in sync with the rule governing injury while commuting to and from work. The rule is that injury suffered while eating on the job arises within the scope of employment when it occurs on the employer’s premises. If the employee leaves the premises, then compensability depends on whether the injury occurs during some other activity within the scope of employment as discussed above, such as an errand for the employer.