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Assault on NYC Subway Employee Exiting Train Did Not Occur In Course of Employment

Employee Had Clocked Out and Traveled Six Stops Toward His Home Where a New York City subway train cleaner clocked out at the end of his shift, left his assigned work train station, traveled toward his home on a subway … Continue reading

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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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No Recovery for Home-Based Workers’ Comp Adjuster Who Trips Over Her Dog

Deeply Divided Florida Court Says Risk of Tripping Did Not Arise Out of Employment Emphasizing that eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits turns on whether the employment led to the risk of injury, i.e., whether there was a sufficient causal connection … 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 Commission Should Have Considered Employment-Related Risks of Assault

Where an overnight attendant at a rest area was stabbed in the face by a former co-worker whose motive could not be determined—the assailant committed suicide later the same day—the attendant might still prevail on his workers’ compensation claim if … Continue reading

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Tennessee: No Compensable Claim Where Employer Failed to Use On-Site Defibrillator

The Supreme Court of Tennessee, reversing a decision of a state trial court, held that an employer who failed to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) to assist an employee who suffered a non-work related medical emergency, cannot be liable … Continue reading

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Ohio Claimant Has Burden of Showing Unexplained Fall Was Not Caused by Idiopathic Condition

Where an injured employee’s medical history and medications raised a fact issue about the possible role of risks personal to the employee in an otherwise unexplained fall, the employee was required to eliminate an idiopathic explanation for her fall, held … 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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