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Virginia Police Officer’s Slip and Fall While Trying to Get Out of Pouring Rain is Not Compensable

In an unusual case that illustrates Virginia’s restrictive “arising out of the employment” test, a state appellate court yesterday affirmed the denial of workers’ compensation benefits to a former police officer who sustained injuries when she slipped on wet grass … Continue reading

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Split Virginia Court Affirms Denial of Airport Worker’s Electrocution Claim

Lip Service Given to “Liberally Construing” the “Arising Out of” Tests In a split decision, the Court of Appeals of Virginia, tipping its hat to the notion that the workers’ compensation statutes should be liberally construed to effect a beneficent purpose, affirmed … Continue reading

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Virginia Counselor’s Injuries While Attending Mandatory Off-Site Training Were Not Compensable

Appeals Court Says She Was Not Subject to Special Risk of Injury A Virginia appellate court reversed an award of workers’ compensation benefits to a licensed professional counselor who was injured when she tripped and fell over raised tree roots … Continue reading

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Virginia Case Shows “On-the-Job” Injuries May Not be Compensable

The phrase is used quite often, even by attorneys: “He [or she] was hurt ‘on-the-job.’” The typical implication is that a worker who sustains an “on-the-job” injury deserves workers’ compensation benefits. Such use of imprecise language leads many claimants to … Continue reading

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Idaho Shoe Lace Causes Compensable Herniated Disc

In a decision showing just how strongly the state’s workers’ compensation system separates the “arising out of” the employment component of the compensation formula from the “course of employment” component, the Supreme Court of Idaho recently held that a former … Continue reading

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