Milynarczyk v. The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (3d) 120411WC
Decision Date: 
May 30, 2013
District: 
3d Dist.
Division/County: 
Will Co.
Justice: 
HUDSON
Holding: 
Reversed and remanded with directions.
(Court opinion corrected 8/7/13.) Employee was a "traveling employee" for cleaning service, as she did not work at a fixed job site but traveled to various locations to do cleaning. Thus, employee was entitled to workers' compensation benefits for wrist fracture from falling on snowy sidewalk when walking to minivan to go from her home, where she had been taking lunch break, to return to church where she had been cleaning. Employee's walk to the minivan was initial part of her journey to her work assignment, and was thus reasonable and foreseeable. (HOLDRIDGE, HOFFMAN, HARRIS, and STEWART, concurring.)