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Kentucky: Fall on Snow-covered Sidewalk Outside Employer’s Premises Found Compensable

The Supreme Court of Kentucky, citing one of its earlier decisions that extensively quoted Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law regarding the going and coming rule, recently affirmed a decision by an ALJ, the Board, and the state’s Court of Appeals that a medical billing associate sustained...

Arkansas: Injury Sustained Seconds After Truck Driver “Signed Out” Not Covered by Comp Act

An Arkansas appellate court has affirmed the denial of benefits to a truck driver who injured his right ankle a few seconds after he made an entry in his log book changing his status to “off-duty” and stepped out of his truck to go to the bathroom. That he was injured so soon after changing...

Missouri: Parking Lot Injury Covered In Spite of Fact That Employer Did Not Own It

A Missouri appellate court affirmed an award of workers’ compensation benefits to an employee who sustained a severe knee injury when he slipped and fell on ice and snow in a parking lot near his employer’s premises. Acknowledging that the employer did not own the parking lot, the court nevertheless...

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...

Georgia: Dangerous Railway Crossing Works to Extend Employer’s Premises Beyond Leased Building

A Georgia appellate court held that a worker’s fatal injuries arose out of and in the course of his employment where the vehicle the worker was driving was struck by an oncoming train as the worker crossed railway tracks along a short access road used to gain access to the employer’s premises...

California: Entire Air Force Base is Employer’s “Premises” for Purposes of Going and Coming Rule

A California appellate court held that in as much as a civilian employee worked at a U.S. Air Force base and often traveled to multiple locations throughout the base to perform his work for the employer, the entire base constituted the employer’s “premises” for purposes of California’s...

Tennessee: Store Manager’s PTSD Found Compensable After Encounter With Purse Snatchers

A store manager who sustained injuries in her employer’s parking lot after she pursued two persons, posing as customers, who stole her purse from the store, could recover workers’ compensation benefits for psychological injuries in the nature of PTSD, held the Special Workers’ Compensation...

West Virginia: Employee’s Injuries After Mysterious Fall Are Not Compensable

The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia affirmed a decision of the state’s Workers’ Compensation Board of Review that rejected an employee’s application for benefits where the employee claimed he sustained head, ankle, and neck injuries when he slipped in a puddle of water in...

Washington: Co-employee Immunity Applies Only When Defendant Acting in the Course of Employment

An appellate court in Washington state held that it was error for a trial court to grant summary judgment in favor of a defendant, on exclusive remedy grounds, where the plaintiff alleged he was struck by a vehicle driven by the defendant, a fellow employee, as the plaintiff walked across an access road...