Scott v. Wills

In Scott v. Wills, 150 Va. 260, 142 S.E. 400 (1928), the employer was required by the employment contract with the employee to provide transportation for the employee to and from his home each day. The employee had exited the employer's truck and began to cross the highway to his home, which was two blocks away. An oncoming car struck the employee as he crossed the road. The employer contended that benefits should not be awarded because the employee had left the truck. The Virginia Supreme Court disagreed and held the accident arose out of and in the course of the claimant's employment based on the employment agreement between the parties.