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12/03/75 HICKS v. GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION

December 3, 1975

HICKS
v.
GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION, CHEVROLET ASSEMBLY PLANT



Appeal from Workmen's Compensation Appeal Board.

Leave to appeal denied, 396 Mich 838.

McGregor, P. J., and D. E. Holbrook, Jr. and M. J. Kelly, JJ. D. E. Holbrook, Jr., J., concurred. M. J. Kelly, J. (concurring).

SYLLABUS BY THE COURT

Opinion of the Court

1. Workmen's Compensation -- Workmen's Compensation Act -- Employment -- Words and Phrases.

The employment covered by the Workmen's Compensation Act is not limited by the exact time when the workman reaches the scene of his labor and begins work nor by the exact time when he ceases work, but includes a reasonable time, space, and opportunity before and after work, while the workman is at or near his place of employment.

2. Workmen's Compensation -- Workmen's Compensation Act -- Protection of Act -- Place of Employment.

A workman might be on the premises of another than his employer, or in a public place, and yet be so close to the scene of his labor, within its zone, environments, and hazards, as to be in effect at the place of employment and under the protection of the Workman's Compensation Act.

3. Workmen's Compensation -- Workmen's Compensation Act -- Compensable Injuries -- Circumstance of Employment.

An injury is compensable under the Workmen's Compensation Act where there is a sufficient nexus between employment and the injury to conclude that the injury was a circumstance of the employment.

4. Workmen's Compensation -- Benefits -- Factors -- Traffic Risks.

One factor considered as supportive of a finding that an employee is entitled to workmen's compensation benefits is whether the employment subjects the employee to excessive exposure to traffic risks.

5. Workmen's Compensation -- Employment Zone -- Appeal Board -- Appeal and Error.

The zone, environments and hazards of an employee's employment include the risk to the employee of his being struck by a car at a heavily travelled and ...


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