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Kentucky: Thoroughbred Horse Training Is Within Definition of “Agriculture” Exemption

March 20, 2015 (1 min read)







The Court of Appeals of Kentucky held that the state’s Workers’ Compensation Board appropriately dismissed an employee’s claim for benefits where he was engaged in thoroughbred horse training at the time of his injury. That activity clearly fell within the definition of agriculture in Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 342.0011(18) and the employer was, therefore, exempt from coverage under the state’s workers’ compensation law.

Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter, is a leading commentator and expert on the law of workers’ compensation.

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See Hanawalt v. Brown, 2015 Ky. App. LEXIS 36 (Mar. 13, 2015) [2015 Ky. App. LEXIS 36 (Mar. 13, 2015)]

See generally Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, § 75.03 [75.03]

Source: Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, the nation’s leading authority on workers’ compensation law.









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