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Nevada: Police Officer's Injuries on Personal Motorcycle Found Compensable

August 27, 2020 (1 min read)

Construing a special "law enforcement" exception to Nevada's going and coming rule, the Supreme Court of Nevada held that a police officer's injuries sustained in a private motorcycle accident as he rode home after being released early one evening arose out of and occurred in the course of his employment. Reviewing what the Court said was the "totality-of-the-circumstances," the Court noted that he had been instructed to get more "seat time" on the motorcycle by his supervising sergeant since he would soon be returning to motorcycle traffic duty. The Court also noted that the accident occurred a few minutes before the officer's shift actually ended and the police force still had the power to control his activities.

Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter, is co-author of Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law (LexisNexis).

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See Cannon Cochran Mgmt. Servs. v. Figueroa, 2020 Nev. LEXIS 46 (July 30, 2020)

See generally Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, § 14.01.

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

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