special hazard rule
- A deviation from the typical commuting rule that permits a worker to receive compensation from their employer for injuries incurred while traveling to or returning from work
- When an employee was injured in a parking lot, they invoked the special hazard rule to claim compensation.
- The company had to pay for the employee's medical expenses due to the special hazard rule that applied to her injury while commuting.
- The special hazard rule enabled the employee to seek damages from their employer, despite the incident occurring during his journey to work.