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Employee hurt on smoke break awarded workers comp benefits

 Monday, December 13, 2010

 Business Insurance

A nursing assistant injured in a fall while returning from a cigarette break to a mandatory work meeting is entitled to workers compensation benefits, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Court records in Jonesboro Care and Rehab Center vs. Ronna Woods state that in October 2008, Ms. Woods attended a mandatory work seminar and was required to wait afterward for her paycheck.
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