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AR: Injury During Snack Break Not Covered by Workers' Comp

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Arkansas Court of Appeals recently held that a truck driver, who was supposed to remain near his truck but went on a snack break and injured himself when he fell in the snack room, did not sustain an injury during the course of his employment. Source: Johnston, Moore & Thompson...

Missouri: Court Declines to Lower Burden to Prove Wrongful Discrimination Claims

Claimant asserts his boss fired him because he had a worker’s compensation case, but he failed to convince a jury of that claim. He had a disagreement with his employer whether he should take a break to rest and elevate his foot before completing an urgent job assignment. The case is Templemire...

Pennsylvania: Part-Time Cook Awarded Benefits After Co-Worker’s Dog Bit Him in the Face

A part-time line cook who, while he was taking a smoke break with several co-workers, sustained facial lacerations and permanent scarring when he was bitten in the face by a co-worker’s dog, is due workers’ compensation benefits since the injuries occurred in the course and scope of the employment...

Salesman’s Cigarette Break at Convenience Store Fell Within Personal Comfort Doctrine: Cal. Comp. Cases September Advanced Postings (9/15/2015)

Here’s the final batch of advanced postings for the September 2015 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2015 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Hartford Accident & Indemnity...