by Conan Tait
The walk from a bed to a desk inside one’s house is a “commute” in Germany. A German Court has ruled that a man who slipped and broke his back while working from home was commuting the Guardian (9 December) reports. He was walking down stairs from his bedroom to his home office when he fell. The Court noted that if the injury had occurred on his way to get breakfast, and not going to his work his claim would have been rejected.
Here in Waikanae the man would have been covered in all events thanks to our ACC system. So no such amusing legal contortions here.