Workers’ Compensation - Burden to Establish Jurisdiction

Summary of Pennsylvania Decisions

O’Rourke v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board (Gartland), No. 1794 C.D. 2012 (Pa. Cmwlth., January 8, 2014)

Holding: In order to establish the right to benefits under the "bunkhouse rule," a claimant need only establish that his or her presence on the premises is required by the nature of his or her employment, regardless of whether his or her presence was actually required at the particular place where the injury occurred.