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Airport Luggage Transport Driver Recovers Under Personal Comfort Doctrine

A Pittsburgh International Airport airport employee, whose job consisted of driving a luggage transport “tug,” and who sustained serious injuries when she flipped her tug as she traveled to one of the airport terminals to meet her mother—who was delivering … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania: 5-Minute Deviation Defeated Workers’ Comp Claim

Some years ago, my mentor, Arthur Larson, when commenting upon the issue of deviations within the workplace, wrote that courts generally recognize “that human beings do not run on tracks like trolley cars” [Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, § 17.06[3]]. That … Continue reading

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Missouri: Divided Supreme Court Reverses Award of Benefits to Employee Injured Making Coffee for Herself and Others in the Office Kitchen

The Supreme Court of Missouri, in a split decision, construing the state’s version of the “increased-risk” doctrine, on Tuesday (May 29) reversed an award of workers’ compensation benefits to an employee who slipped off her sandal, fell, and injured her … Continue reading

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