Worker entitled to accessible home, but not necessarily on his own land

 Wednesday, April 20, 2011

 Risk and Insurance

A welder was severely injured while working on the construction of a bridge. The incident left him a paraplegic. After his injury, the employer modified his home to accommodate his physical limitations. Thereafter, the house became uninhabitable due to a leaky roof, sewage overflow into the septic leach field, and sewage contaminating the well water. Consequently, the house was condemned. The employer paid for the worker and his wife to stay in a hotel.

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