Tag Archives: horseplay

Missouri Court Stresses Importance of Injury “by Accident” in Recent Horseplay Case

The Missouri Court of Appeals recently affirmed a decision of that state’s Labor and Industrial Relations Commission that had denied workers’ compensation benefits to a tire shop employee who sustained severe burns when he used a lighter to ignite a … Continue reading

Posted in Case comment | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Missouri Court Stresses Importance of Injury “by Accident” in Recent Horseplay Case

Boys Will Be Boys: Winning Comp Claim Isn’t as Easy as Falling Out of a Tree

A Mississippi pipe fitter, who sustained five broken ribs and a spinal cord injury when he fell a distance of approximately 25 feet from the top of a gum tree during a lull in work, was appropriately denied workers’ compensation … Continue reading

Posted in Case comment | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Boys Will Be Boys: Winning Comp Claim Isn’t as Easy as Falling Out of a Tree

South Dakota: Horseplay Injury During Lull In Workday Found Compensable

Applying the four Larson factors to determine whether an act of horseplay was or was not a substantial deviation from the employment [see Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, § 23.01], the Supreme Court of South Dakota recently reversed a decision of … Continue reading

Posted in Case comment | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on South Dakota: Horseplay Injury During Lull In Workday Found Compensable

Kentucky: Teacher’s Tort Action Against Snake-Handling Assistant Principal Barred by Exclusivity

The Court of Appeals of Kentucky recently affirmed a state trial court’s summary judgment in favor of a high school assistant principal and a county board of education in a civil action filed by a high school teacher/administrator (and her … Continue reading

Posted in Case comment | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Kentucky: Teacher’s Tort Action Against Snake-Handling Assistant Principal Barred by Exclusivity

Alabama: Court Reverses Award of Benefits to Truck Driver Bitten by Rattlesnake

As a father of three sons and a daughter–they’re all grown now–I’ve had more than one occasion to repeat to myself a favorite line spoken by another dad, this one a father who appears in a wonderful Southern novel by … Continue reading

Posted in Case comment | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Alabama: Court Reverses Award of Benefits to Truck Driver Bitten by Rattlesnake

North Carolina Teacher’s Tort Action Against Principal Who Prankishly Sprayed Her in Face With Fire Extinguisher May Move Forward

In a split decision, the Court of Appeals of North Carolina, in Trivette v. Yount, 2011 N.C. App. LEXIS 2598 (Dec. 20, 2011), has affirmed an order of a state trial court that denied a motion to dismiss and alternatively … Continue reading

Posted in Case comment | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on North Carolina Teacher’s Tort Action Against Principal Who Prankishly Sprayed Her in Face With Fire Extinguisher May Move Forward