Injury Of A Temporary Employee
While Commuting To Or From Work

In Jackson v. Long, the court reached a conclusion supporting the premise that commuting is an essential aspect of employment. The employer in that case, Manpower Inc., dispatches a temporary employee to provide service to a client at a location off of Manpower’s premises. When the temporary employee is injured during his commute to the client, the court treats his injury as arising out of employment. The stated rationale is that commuting is an essential part of providing temp services and the risk of injury is interrelated to the employment.