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Tennessee: Injury Covered in Spite of Claimant’s Resignation from Her Employment

December 01, 2017 (1 min read)

Where an employee told her supervisor that she was quitting and she fell on her way out of the employer’s store, she was nevertheless entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for her injuries since her employment included incidents that occurred within a reasonable time after termination of her employment. Walking to the front door to exit the premises was a normal incident of the employment; her injuries during that final act were still within the course and scope of the employment.

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).

LexisNexis Online Subscribers: Citations below link to Lexis Advance.

See Duck v. Cox Oil Co., 2017 Tenn. LEXIS 734 (Nov. 21, 2017)

See generally Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, § 26.01.

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