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Georgia Restaurant Manager’s Gunshot Wound at Home During Attempted Robbery Was Compensable

A Georgia appellate court, reversing a decision of a state Superior Court, held that substantial evidence supported a finding by the State Board of Workers’ Compensation that a restaurant manager’s gunshot wound, sustained during an attempted robbery as the manager … Continue reading

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Texas Employee’s Tort Action for Fall in Parking Lot Injury May Move Forward

Employer Fails to Show Injury “Fell” Within “Access Doctrine” Exception to Going and Coming Rule A Texas appellate court recently held that an employer—the City of Corpus Christi—failed to show that a trial court lacked jurisdiction to consider a tort … Continue reading

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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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Nebraska Deputy’s Fatal Injuries in Auto Accident Not Compensable

Deputy Was on Cell Phone Exchanging Shift-Change Information at Time of Crash A deputy sheriff’s death in an automobile accident did not arise out of and in the course of his employment in spite of the fact that, at the … Continue reading

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Ohio’s “Zone of Employment” Rule Protects Worker Who Clocked Out for Lunch

Injuries Sustained in Nearby Parking Lot Were Compensable Where an Ohio data entry worker had clocked out for lunch, exited the building, and fell in a nearby parking lot, breaking her arm, her claim for workers’ compensation benefits was not … Continue reading

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Kansas Worker Gets No Benefits For Early Morning Injuries While Walking to Hotel

A Kansas roofer, who sustained catastrophic injuries when he was struck by a drunk driver as the roofer walked from a bar to his hotel at 2:20 a.m., could not recover workers’ compensation benefits for his injuries.  The roofer’s injuries … Continue reading

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Pre-Shift Assault on NYC Train Conductor at Station Not Compensable

Claimant Fails to Establish Exception to Going and Coming Rule Yesterday, a New York appellate court affirmed a decision of the state’s Workers’ Compensation Board that denied the claim of a Transit Authority conductor who sustained injuries when she was … Continue reading

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Maryland High Court Says Bus Driver’s Accident Traveling to Training Session May Have Been “Special Mission”

Claim Not Barred, as a Matter of Law, by Going and Coming Rule A county bus driver, who sustained injuries in an auto accident as she traveled to attend a mandatory training session held on a Saturday was not a … Continue reading

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Divided OK Supreme Court Reverses Denial of Claim Involving Travel to Work Site

In a divided decision, the Supreme Court of Oklahoma reversed a lower court’s finding and held that a pipeline installation worker’s injuries sustained in a vehicular accident while traveling to the work site occurred within the course and scope of … Continue reading

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20 Shades of Gray: NY Court Construes “Risks of Street Travel” Rule

Where a New York office worker sustained injuries when she tripped and fell while walking on a public sidewalk approximately 20 feet from the door to the building that contained her office, after she had parked her car in an … Continue reading

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