The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court reversed a Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board decision after examining whether or not the claimant injured himself over the course of his commute. 

The court determined that, contrary to the WCAB decision, claimant Maurice Stewart’s petition was not barred by the “coming and going” rule, which covers injuries sustained while traveling to and from work. Instead, the court found, his claim was compensable under precedent established in the 1977 decision Workmen’s Compensation Appeal Board (Slaugenhaupt) v. U.S. Steel.