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Where an employee working for a subsidiary of AT&T, Inc. tripped and fell over the snow-covered legs of a construction sign placed in a walkway adjacent to an ongoing construction project at the AT&T building in downtown Indianapolis, she could not maintain a tort action against another subsidiary of AT&T that was in charge of construction nor AT&T itself. Her direct employer and the company in charge of construction were insulated from tort liability by the exclusive remedy provisions of the Indiana Act. Moreover, AT&T, Inc. was also insulated, since it had significant ownership interest in both subsidiaries.
Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter, is the co-author of Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law (LexisNexis).
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See Hall v. Dallman Contractors, LLC, 2016 Ind. App. LEXIS 25 (Feb. 3, 2016) [2016 Ind. App. LEXIS 25 (Feb. 3, 2016)]
See generally Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, § 112.01 [112.01]
Source: Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, the nation’s leading authority on workers’ compensation law.
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